If someone claimed me on their taxes as a dependent, can I also claim my child as a dependent?
No. You can’t claim any dependents of your own if someone else can claim either:
- Your spouse, if married filing jointly
This is true even if the person doesn’t claim you.
What are the requirements for claiming your parent as a dependent? Find out who qualifies for a dependent on your taxes.
Does your child receive Social Security benefits? Learn how these benefits may affect their taxes. Get tax answers from H&R Block.
Can you claim your adult child as a dependent? Learn about dependent requirements and get tax answers from H&R Block.
If your dependent didn't live with you for the entire year, can you still claim them as a dependent? Learn more about dependent tax rules from H&R Blo