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>>A little clarification on my prior response. The child may be a dependent, but won't qualify for the child tax credit. See the FAQ and IRS Publication 501 for
rules on determining dependency.<<

The child IS a dependent - will be 17 in Feb, but has also had "some" earned income through a p/t job, and some dividend income through investments. So, can he still be used as a deduction on child tax credit? Thanks.
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