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).
Must have the same residence for
more than half the year.
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
Gross Income: Dependent earns less than $4,050 in 2016.
Total Support: You provide more than half of the total support for
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.