My 19-year-old son has already filed his 2019 tax return and checked the box that someone else can claim him as a dependent. He got a full refund because he didn't earn very much last year. He lived in my home the entire year and is dependent for room and board and drives my vehicle to get to work. etc. But he did not attend school in 2019 and is not disabled, so from what I understand, I can NOT claim him as a dependent.
I have not filed my 2019 return yet. I was originally planning on claiming him as a dependent, which would have resulted in a $500 credit for other dependents. If I can't claim him and he had not checked the box on his return, then my understanding is that he would qualify for a $1200 stimulus check.
So I have 2 questions:
- Can I claim him as a dependent?
- If not, and he amends his 2019 return, will he get a stimulus check?