Tax Tip of the week: Who counts as a dependent?

Mar 26, 2021

Tax season is upon us. Tune in each Friday for a weekly tip on how to file your taxes from the Alaska Business Development Center.

Credit Franzi Ross

  Tax Tip #7: Many children can still be claimed as dependents after they turn 18. If you supported and lived with someone, and they had less than $4,300 in income, it is likely you can still claim them as a dependent on your tax return.  

About the weekly Tips:

Normally, the Alaska Business Development Center would send teams to rural communities around the state to help people file. But this year, they're providing assistance remotely. To get the word out about how to file taxes, ABDC is sending us a weekly tax tip, which we air during the Friday morning and noon newscasts.

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