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Can I Claim My Elderly Loved One as a Dependent on My Taxes?
By: MARLO SOLLITTO
Elder Law Associates Newsletter dated July 4, 2018
It isn’t just time, but money that most caregivers donate to help support the ones they love. When tax time rolls around, you may be able to claim the person you care for as a dependent on your income taxes. This would allow you to get an exemption for the support you provide for him or her.
- They cannot be claimed as a dependent by another taxpayer.
- They must be a citizen or resident of the U.S., or a resident of Canada or Mexico.
- They cannot file a joint tax return with a spouse.
If your loved one passes these three initial requirements, read the additional criteria that are explained in detail below.
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