Q) Is there an age limit on claiming my child as a dependent?
A) There is an age limit on claiming your child as a dependent, but it depends on the child’s status.
- If your child is a qualifying child, you can claim them as a dependent if they are younger than you and either younger than 19 years old or be a “student” younger than 24 years old as of the end of the calendar year. There’s no age limit if your child is “permanently and totally disabled” or meets the qualifying relative test.
- If your child is a qualifying relative, you can claim them as a dependent if they meet all of the following requirements:
- They are not a qualifying child of another taxpayer.
- They are a member of your household for more than half of the year.
- They are a U.S. citizen or resident alien.
- Their gross income is less than $4,300 for 2023.
You can find more information about the age limit for claiming a dependent on the IRS website.