Tax question?

Hello, should my dad claim me for tax returns? I'm a 19 year old part-time student in Georgia. I work part time also. Would him claiming me be more beneficial or should I just do it myself. I pay all of my bills, car note, paid off school tuition this year with my own money no loans, my phone bill, insurance,

Hello, should my dad claim me for tax returns? I'm a 19 year old part-time student in Georgia. I work part time also. Would him claiming me be more beneficial or should I just do it myself. I pay all of my bills, car note, paid off school tuition this year with my own money no loans, my phone bill, insurance, food, etc but he handles all the house bills, he doesn't ask me for 'rent' money or anything. We were wondering what would be the best way to file our taxes. Thanks before hand.

Other answer:

b:
You are only a PART TIME student and you are 19.

That means that if your income is more than $4,050, your father CAN NOT claim you. (if you was a full time student, then your father could claim you even if your income was above $4,050)

tro:
the requirement is full time student, if you are part time student, no your dad does not claim you
support does NOT consist of your car insurance, car note, phone bills, and your 'other' bills, support is rent, food, clothing, medical and transportation(like public transportation)
nice your dad doesn't ask for rent
Pascal the Gambler:
If you made over $4000, he cannot claim you. It does not matter what is most beneficial.
kelby7670:
It is not a choice, you have to follow the rules. If you were a part time student and 19 years old in 2016, you are not a qualifying child. If you made more than $4050, you are not a qualifying relative. Chances are your dad can not claim you.
Judy:
It doesn't matter who it would be more beneficial to. There's laws that determine it. If you made over $4050 in 2016, he can't claim you.
CarVolunteer:
If you were not a full time student for parts of at least 5 months in 2016, you father can't claim if you made over $4050. You may be a part time student now, but how about January through May, assuming you turned 19 in 2016.

Rules:
1) If you are under 19 as of 12/31, you are a qualifying child as long as you don't pay over half your own support, which is probably the case if you are living rent free.

2) If you are at least 19 but under 24 and a full time student for parts of 5 months, same as rule 1.

3) If you are 19 or over and not a full time student (or 24 or over), he can claim you if you do not earn more than $4050.

howard:
Both of you should claim it, what are the chances of being caught.
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