Open TurboTax

Why sign in to the Community?

  • Submit a question
  • Check your notifications
or and start working on your taxes
Announcements
Your taxes, your way. Get expert help or do it yourself. >> Get started
Close icon
Do you have a TurboTax Online account?

We'll help you get started or pick up where you left off.

cancel
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 
thorntonsteven93
New Member

Can I claim my father who is in jail as a dependent?

 
1 Reply
xmasbaby0
Level 15

Can I claim my father who is in jail as a dependent?

No.    If your father is in jail he is being supported by the penal facility in which he resides.   Money you may be sending him for incidentals, etc. is not truly supporting him.   Sorry.   Money you give him is a gift from you to your dad, and gifts to individuals are not deductible.

**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.**

About Community

Learn about taxes, budgeting, saving, borrowing, reducing debt, investing, and planning for retirement.

3.49m
Members

2.62m
Discussions

Manage cookies
v