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If I send money to a friend in prison every month. Is this considered support?

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If I send money to a friend in prison every month. Is this considered support?

It’s a gift. 

If I send money to a friend in prison every month. Is this considered support?

Your friend is being supported by the state.  You are just sending a gift.

If I send money to a friend in prison every month. Is this considered support?

No.  You are not supporting your friend and cannot deduct anything or claim your friend as a dependent.  The money you send is a gift.  Gifts to individuals are not deductible.  Your friend's support is being provided by the department of corrections (and the taxpayers of the U.S.).

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