Question

I have a question about claiming student earned income credit for my child. My son is a full-time college student, living in our home and working full-time. Does he meet the requirements for EIC qualifying child status?

Answer

You might be able to claim student earned income credit in this situation. Even if he’s not your dependent, he could still meet EIC qualifying child requirements. To qualify, he’ll have to meet these tests:

  • Relationship
  • Age
  • Residency
  • Joint return

To learn more about student earned income credit and EIC qualifying child requirements, see Publication 596: Earned Income Credit (EIC) at www.irs.gov.

Related Topics

Related Resources

I have a question about head of household rules. My child’s father and I take turns claiming our child on our returns. I

It isn't your year to claim your child as a dependent, can you still claim Head of Household for the EIC? Learn more from the tax experts at H&R Block

I’m a full-time student who earns income, but someone else paid my tuition. Can I claim any tuition tax credits?

Can you file for an education tax credit if you're not paying tuition? Learn more from the tax experts at H&R Block.

I have a question about claiming energy efficiency tax credit. Can I claim a home renovation tax credit for renovations

Can you claim an energy credit for renovations to your residential home? Learn more from the tax experts at H&R Block.

Child and Dependent Care Credit

Learn more about the child care tax credit and the dependent care credit from the tax experts at H&R Block.