June 4, 2019 6:29 PM
Yes, you can claim your sister as a Qualifying Relative as long as you the following are met:
You can claim a dependent on your 2017 taxes as long the following requirements are met:
- You cannot claim a dependent if you, or your spouse if filing jointly, can be claimed as a dependent by another taxpayer.
- You can't claim a married person who files a joint return as a dependent unless the joint return is filed only to claim a refund of withheld income tax or estimated tax paid.
- You cannot claim a person as a dependent unless that person is a U.S. citizen, U.S. resident alien, U.S. national, or a resident of Canada or Mexico.
- You cannot claim a person as a dependent unless that person is your qualifying child or qualifying relative.
Qualifying relative tests
- This person cannot be your qualifying child or the qualifying child of another taxpayer.
- They made less than $4,050 in 2017. (Social Security is not included)
- You provided more than half of their financial support. More info
- The person lived with you for the entire year as a member of your household, or they are related to you in any of the following ways:
- Your child, stepchild, foster child, or a descendant of any of them (for example, your grandchild). (A legally adopted child is considered your child.)
- Your brother, sister, half-brother, half-sister, stepbrother, or stepsister.
- Your father, mother, grandparent, or other direct ancestor, but not foster parent.
- Your stepfather or stepmother.
- A son or daughter of your brother or sister.
- A son or daughter of your half-brother or half-sister.
- A brother or sister of your father or mother.
- Your son-in-law, daughter-in-law, father-in-law, mother-in-law, brother-in-law, or sister-in-law.