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My dd turned 17 last year. Is that why Turbo Tax is saying I owe?

I made less last year than I had the previous two years. Could my dd turning 17 have something to do with me owing for the first time ever?

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Asked by Anonymous at 1:40 AM on Jan. 24, 2013 in Money & Work

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  • I don't think the age matters until they are over 18, you may want to try again or go into a professional.

    Answer by cassie_kellison at 1:41 AM on Jan. 24, 2013

  • Damn. I just looked it up. Because of her age, I don't get the child tax credit. That makes all the difference, apparently.

    Comment by Anonymous (original poster) at 1:58 AM on Jan. 24, 2013

  • I think that rule stinks since we are legally responsible for them until they turn 18! Try claiming head of household to see if that makes a difference. GL


    Answer by mrsmom110 at 6:26 AM on Jan. 24, 2013

  • Wow I didn't know that!

    Answer by Izsarejman at 8:07 AM on Jan. 24, 2013

  • yup- could be. I know when mine hit 17 we no longer got the credit for her

    Answer by charlotsomtimes at 8:36 AM on Jan. 24, 2013

  • *pretty sure it was 17...

    Answer by charlotsomtimes at 8:38 AM on Jan. 24, 2013

  • Sorry to hear it!

    Answer by staciandababy at 6:40 PM on Jan. 25, 2013

  • Happened to me too. Can't claim child credit 17 and up. It's horrible. Like they take care of themselves at 17?!!

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:14 PM on Feb. 11, 2013

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