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Can I carry my disabled sister and her house on my taxes in the state of texas

I would like to know if I am able to carry my disabled sister and her family and house on my taxes?

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Can I carry my disabled sister and her house on my taxes in the state of texas

Chance are no ... they will probably fail the income and/or support tests especially if they own the home they live in ...


 To determine if you can claim someone as a dependent, please see the following rules.

There are 5 tests that will qualify a child as a dependent as follows:

·       Relationship:  Must be your child, adopted child, foster-child, brother or sister, or a descendant of one of these(grand or nephew).

·       Residence:  Must have the same residence for more than half the year.

·       Age:  Must be under age 19 or under 24 and a full-time student for at least 5 months. They can be any age       if they are totally and permanently disabled.

·       Support:  Must not have provided more than half of their own support during the year.

·      Joint Support:  The child cannot file a joint return for the year.

 There are 4 tests that will qualify a relative as a dependent as follows:

·       They are not the “qualifying child” of another taxpayer or your “qualifying child”.

·       Gross Income: Dependent earns less than $4,050 in 2016.

·       Total Support: You provide more than half of the total support for the year.

·       Member of Household or Relationship: The person must live with you all year as a member of your household or be one of the relatives that doesn’t have to live with you see IRS Publication 501 for a list of qualifying relatives.