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jherila
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Can i claim my brother who has not worked all year an has lived with me all year

 
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Hal_Al
Level 15

Can i claim my brother who has not worked all year an has lived with me all year

Yes, if he had little or no income.  A person can still be a Qualifying relative dependent, if not a Qualifying Child*, if he meets the 6 tests for claiming a dependent:

1. Closely Related OR live with the taxpayer ALL year

2. His/her gross taxable income for the year must be less than $4,050 (2016)

3. The taxpayer must have provided more than 1/2 his support

In either case:

4. He must be a US citizen or resident of the US, Canada or Mexico

5. He must not file a joint return with his spouse or be claiming a dependent of his own

6. He must not be the qualifying child of another taxpayer

*If your brother is under 19, or under 24 and a full time student, or totally & permanently disabled, reply back for instructions on how to claim a qualifying child dependent.

BobB7
New Member

Can i claim my brother who has not worked all year an has lived with me all year

Note that if his unemployment was over 4050, then you can't.
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