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Ncallari9
Level 1

I 100% support my Mother, how do I claim her.

Hello, 

I support my mother to almost the fullest, until she receives her Disability. Its pending right now, so in the meantime I pay all her rent, which is 800+, and I drive her to all her appointments and try my best to cover anything her Medicaid cant. Which, I mainly pay co-pays, medications co-pays, and things such as her Cain, her Walker and other similar items. Sometimes food, but only when her food stamps can't deliver for the entire month, they do give her a decent amount, however near the end of the month I have to pick up some lose ends. Otherwise, I fully support her, and live with her. I have been doing this since 2018, but apparently I wasn't eligible for head of household last year.

 

My question is, does she fall under Dependant? And would I receive a tax credit for her? Just making sure I am filing correctly.

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xmasbaby0
Level 15

I 100% support my Mother, how do I claim her.

If she qualifies as your qualified relative --  and it sounds like she probably does-- you get the $500 credit for other dependents.

 

WHO CAN I CLAIM AS A DEPENDENT?

 

You can claim a child, relative, friend, fiance (etc.) as a dependent on your 2019 taxes as long as they meet the following requirements:

Qualifying child

• They are related to you.

• They cannot be claimed as a dependent by someone else.

• They are a U.S. citizen, resident alien, national, or a Canadian or   Mexican resident.

• They are not filing a joint return with their spouse.

• They are under the age of 19 (or 24 for full-time students).

    • No age limit for permanently and totally disabled children

        They live with you for more than half the year (exceptions apply).

Qualifying relative

• They don't have to be related to you (despite the name).

• They cannot be claimed as a dependent by someone else.

• They are a U.S. citizen, resident alien, national, or a Canadian or Mexican resident.

• They are not filing a joint return with their spouse.

They lived with you the entire year.

• They made less than $4200  (not counting Social Security)

• You provided more than half of their financial support. More info

When you add someone as a dependent, we'll ask a series of questions to make sure you can claim them.

Related Information:

Does a dependent have to live with me?

What does "financially support another person" mean?

Can I claim a newborn baby?

 

 

CREDIT FOR OTHER DEPENDENTS

https://ttlc.intuit.com/questions/4499708-what-is-the-500-credit-for-other-dependents-family-tax-cre...

 

 

Am I Head of Household?

https://ttlc.intuit.com/questions/1894553-do-i-qualify-for-head-of-household

https://ttlc.intuit.com/questions/2900097-what-is-a-qualifying-person-for-head-of-household

 

If you qualify as Head of Household, when you enter your filing status (single or married filing separately) into Personal Info, and then enter your qualifying dependent, TurboTax will offer HOH as your filing status.

 

IRS interview to help determine who can be claimed:

https://ttlc.intuit.com/questions/3113432-who-can-i-claim-as-my-dependent 

 

**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.**
SweetieJean
Level 15

I 100% support my Mother, how do I claim her.

Just be aware that her Medicaid benefits could be impacted by the support that you are providing her.

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