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Sim 12: Completing a Tax Return Using Form 1040A to Claim a Dependent
Simulation Info: Jacob Hastings; Marital status: Married; Background: You have one child in high school and want to claim your child as a dependent.

You are married to Emily. You have a daughter, Linda, who is 18 years old.

You are an engineer. Emily does not work outside of the home. You, Emily, and Linda are U.S. citizens and live in the United States. Linda is a full-time student in her last year in high school. She lives at home. No one except Linda depends on you and Emily for income or support. No one else can claim you or Emily as dependents.

Linda earned $1,000 during the year. Except for $1,000, you provided all of the support for Linda. You provided all of the costs to maintain the family home. When preparing your return, make choices that result in the lowest tax.

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