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.

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