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littlelena5671
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Can I claim my son if he is currently incarcerated and I have been sending him money?

 
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CherylW
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Can I claim my son if he is currently incarcerated and I have been sending him money?

Someone who has been in a penal institution for any significant length of time is being supported by that institution. Money you have been sending would not even be close to half the support for the person. The money you give for incidentals is a gift, which is not deductible.  You cannot claim the person as a dependent.

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