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Can i claim my grandmother as a dependent

If my grandmother get retirement pay of less than 2,000 a month can I claim her as a dependent? Will it affect her retirement pay? She lives with me and I pay all the bills.
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Level 7

Can i claim my grandmother as a dependent

You may be able to claim your grandmother as a Qualifying Relative dependent if:

  • You provided more than half of her support in 2016
  • She earned less than $4,050 in gross taxable income. (Social Security income generally doesn’t count here.)
  •  She lives with you 365 days in the year or is related to you. 32
  •  She isn’t a dependent on someone else’s tax return.
  • She isn’t filing a tax return with a spouse (married filing jointly).
  • She  is a U.S. citizen, resident alien, national, or a Canadian or Mexican resident

You can’t claim a dependent if you are a dependent on someone else’s taxes

See Rules For Claiming Dependents

Your claiming her as your dependent may affect Supplemental Security Income (SSI) , but not Social Security income.

Level 2

Can i claim my grandmother as a dependent

Question can grandmother file income tax on grand daughter which parents has been claiming daughter income take just. Because grandmother wants get bigger refund 

Level 15

Can i claim my grandmother as a dependent

Short answer is no...if the child is a qualifying child of both the parents &  grandparents then the parents have the superior right to claim said child ...however they can allow the grandparents to claim the child but ONLY if the grandparents have a higher income.  

Level 1

Can i claim my grandmother as a dependent

I'm trying to take me off my grandma taxes and I dont stay with her at all and I didn't no she claim me 

Level 15

Can i claim my grandmother as a dependent

@MEGGIE09    Your post is confusing.  Who claimed who?  Did you claim Grandma as your dependent or did Grandma claim you?  Please clarify that before we try to help.

**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.**
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