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Video instructions and help with filling out and completing Form 944 Pr Amended

Instructions and Help about Form 944 Pr Amended

Hi everyone I've created this quick video in an attempt to clear up the IRS rules for claiming a dependent on your United States federal income tax return if you're wondering whether you can claim a person in your life as a dependent you might feel a bit lost with all the rules however for most people it boils down to a few simple questions which I present here note that you can also use this flow chart to determine if you can be claimed as a dependent by someone else such as your parent just answer these questions from their perspective about yourself now if you're trying to determine if you can claim a person as a dependent first come to simple questions the joint return tests and the citizen or resident test in order to claim someone is dependent that person cannot be married and filing a joint return with a spouse now they may be married in filing a single return and that's okay but they cannot be filing a joint return with a spouse next the person you claim as a dependent has to be a US citizen resident alien national or resident of Canada or Mexico then come the two main questions that usually trip people up is the person a qualifying child if not they could still be a dependent if they are a qualifying relative if one of those two is true you go under the last test and they can be claimed as a dependent if they are not a qualifying child or qualifying relatives they cannot be claimed as a dependent the last test as long as they're a qualifying child or relative as the dependent taxpayer tests you just have to confirm that you yourself cannot be claimed as a...