Dependency Tests

Ed provides financial assistance to several individuals. Determine whether the individuals listed qualify as dependency exemptions for Ed. Note that any dependency tests not mentioned have been met.

1.Ed’s daughter Emily, age 21, is a part time student living in the college dorms. She also works part time and earned $4,200. Ed provides over half of her support.
2.Ed’s daughter Martha, age 24, is a part time student living in a fraternity house near campus. She earned $4,000 working part time. Ed provides over half her support.
3.Same facts as in part A except that Emily is a full time student.
4.Same facts as in part B except that Martha earned $2,500.

1.Ed’s daughter Emily, age 21, is a part time student living in the college dorms. She also works part time and earned $4,200. Ed provides over half of her support.

No. She has to be under age 19 or less than 24 and a full-time student. Even though Ed provides more than half of her support, he cannot claim her.

2.Ed’s daughter Martha, age 24, is a part time student living in a fraternity house near campus. She earned $4,000 working part time. Ed provides over half her support.

No. She is not a full-time student. She must …

This solution explains if Ed can claim his daughters, Martha and Emily, as dependents based on the fact patterns given.

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