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Can i claim my grandkids without custody when they lived with me for six months and i"ve don"t have any paper work to show

what type of information can i send to IRS

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Phillip1
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Can i claim my grandkids without custody when they lived with me for six months and i"ve don"t have any paper work to show

If the grandchildren lived with you for the majority of the year without their parents, you may be able to claim them as dependents if the follows requirements are met: 

From IRS Publication 501

  • Relationship - Dependent should be
    • Your son, daughter, stepchild, foster child, or a descendant (for example, your grandchild) of any of them, or
    • Your brother, sister, half brother, half sister, stepbrother, stepsister, or a descendant (for example, your niece or nephew) of any of them.
  • Age -  They must be under 19, or between 19-24 and a full time college student?
  • Residency - You lived with the children for the majority of the year (and the parents did not live with them for the majority of the year as well in your home).
  • The child cannot be claimed as a dependent if they provided more than half of their support.
  • For older children, the cannot be claimed as a dependent if they file a joint return.
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