Question

If someone claimed me on their taxes as a dependent, can I also claim my child as a dependent?

Answer

No. You can’t claim any dependents of your own if someone else can claim either:

  • You
  • Your spouse, if married filing jointly

This is true even if the person doesn’t claim you.

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