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Rakesh
Level 2

Can I claim parents as dependent when he had gross income of 10,000 in 2019 but first 4 months he was jobless and staying with me?

Hello There! Thanks in advance for helping.

 

My parents live with me and i rent a house. My mother doesn't work Father did start a new job in May'19. He earned around $10,000 till end of 2019. As the income is more than 4,500, he will file separately with my mom as dependent. Can i show him dependent on my returns for the first 4 moths? I live in NY state.

 

Appreciate your help!

 

Thanks,

Rakesh

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TomD8
Level 15

Can I claim parents as dependent when he had gross income of 10,000 in 2019 but first 4 months he was jobless and staying with me?

There is no such thing as a part-year dependent.  Since your father's 2019 gross income was $4200 or more, you cannot claim him as a dependent.

You might advise him that he cannot claim his spouse as a dependent.  He should file a joint return instead.  A joint return can be filed even if one spouse had no income.

**Answers are correct to the best of my ability but do not constitute tax or legal advice.
Rakesh
Level 2

Can I claim parents as dependent when he had gross income of 10,000 in 2019 but first 4 months he was jobless and staying with me?

Thank you. Appreciate the prompt input on this question. I would follow the same. Thanks again.

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