Sign Up

Why sign in to the Community?

  • Submit a question
  • Check your notifications
or and start working on your taxes
cancel
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 
leftwriter
New Member

Can I claim a female correctional inmate I have sent money to all year?

She was the one who informed me and gave permission.
1 Best answer

Accepted Solutions
xmasbaby0
Level 15

Can I claim a female correctional inmate I have sent money to all year?

No, you cannot claim an inmate as your dependent.  She is being supported by the institution where she is incarcerated.  Money you are sending is considered a gift.  Gifts to individuals are not deductible.

**Disclaimer: Every effort has been made to offer the most correct information possible. The poster disclaims any legal responsibility for the accuracy of the information that is contained in this post.**

View solution in original post

1 Reply
xmasbaby0
Level 15

Can I claim a female correctional inmate I have sent money to all year?

No, you cannot claim an inmate as your dependent.  She is being supported by the institution where she is incarcerated.  Money you are sending is considered a gift.  Gifts to individuals are not deductible.

**Disclaimer: Every effort has been made to offer the most correct information possible. The poster disclaims any legal responsibility for the accuracy of the information that is contained in this post.**
Dynamic AdsDynamic Ads
Privacy Settings
v