Qualifying Child / Dependent Calculator Not sure if your child qualifies as your Dependent on Your Tax Return? If your child is a student, does s/he still qualify? Are you divorced and not sure who should claim the child as a dependent? Do child support payments qualify a child to be a dependent? Start the "DEPENDucator" (Qualifying Child Dependent Educator) If you are the taxpayer, is this person your: Son Daughter Neither Grandson Granddaughter Neither Stepson Stepdaughter Neither Brother Sister Neither Half-Brother Half-Sister Neither Stepbrother Stepsister Neither Adopted Child Foster Child Neither NOTE.. this will not be a line later.. Foster child Neither Is this person a descendant of any of the above? Yes No Did the person live with you for more than 6 months of the Tax Year? Yes No Was the person under age 19 by Dec. 31 of the Tax Year? Yes No Was the person under age 24 and a full time student? Yes No Is the person permanently and totally disabled? Yes No Did the person provide more than 50% of their own support during the Tax Year? Yes No Are you, the taxpayer, the dependent of another taxpayer? Yes No Is the person married and did they file a joint return with their spouse? Yes No Is the person (and their spouse) required to file a tax return? Yes No If the person and their spouse file separate returns, would they owe taxes? Yes No Did the person and their spouse file a return only to claim a refund? Yes No Is the person a U.S. Citizen, U.S. resident alien, U.S. national, or a resident of Canada or Mexico? Yes No No. Based on your answers, this person is not a Qualifying Child. You cannot claim them as a dependent unless they are a Qualifying Relative. Email me my DEPENDucator results now Start Over Yes. Based on your answers, you can claim this person as a dependent. They are considered a Qualifying Child. Email me my DEPENDucator results now Start Over Start Your Tax Return Now Registered Users: Sign in Here × Enter your email and receive your DEPENDucator results. Yes, email me my DEPENDucator results Got Tax Questions? Ask Them Now!