Home › Forums › Dependents › If I report different dependents than I claimed in the prior tax year, or have added additional dependents to those that I claimed last year, should I expect to be audited? Taggedclaimdependentsdifferent 0 replies, 1 voice Last updated by Refundtalk 2 years, 7 months ago RefundtalkKeymaster @admin December 7, 2016 at 3:15 am #1222 The IRS doesn’t disclose the standards and criteria used for its dependent eligibility audit selection. You can claim any person as a dependent if he or she meets the requirements for a qualifying child or a qualifying relative. There’s no maximum number of dependents you can claim. [fbcomments] If You Found The Information Here Was Useful Please Consider Sharing This Page! Tweet Author Posts Viewing 1 post (of 1 total) You must be logged in to reply to this topic.