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Next Year's Taxes...

Discussion in 'Air Force Academy - USAFA' started by jghsrunner06, Mar 9, 2010.

  1. jghsrunner06

    jghsrunner06 2014 Cadet 5-Year Member

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    Okay, so I am 17 and I have a part time job. I will be going to the Academy this summer, and my income will obviously increase from where it sits now.

    How does all that affect my parents, who claim me on their taxes every year?
    Will 2009 be the last year that they could claim me, or will they be able to?
     
  2. pilotmom15

    pilotmom15 5-Year Member

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    Once you are in the academy your parents can no longer claim you on their taxes. They can claim you for the first part of that one year but after that they can't.
     
  3. Christcorp

    Christcorp 5-Year Member

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    And claiming you for the first part of the year is really tough considering how much the academy puts forth. I didn't even claim my son for the first year he was in the academy. He claimed himself.
     
  4. eagle36

    eagle36 5-Year Member

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    if your parents can justifly say they paid for over half of your living expenses for 2010, then they can legally claim you. i know families that have claimed their cadet for the first year and others that have not. whoever spent more money on you during that first year determines who claims you
     

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