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wsielaff-57
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Dependent care expenses deductable

We are caregivers for my wife's elderly parents.  We own the house they live in, and as such we pay all utilities, taxes and maintenance.  We employ a person 10 hours a day, 6 days a week, to assist them with health issues, meal preparation, laundry and so on.  We also purchase food, medical supplies, personal care items, medicine, etc.  Do all these items qualify to determine over 50% support?

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xmasbaby0
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Dependent care expenses deductable

https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/children-dependents/help/what-does-financially-support-another-per...

 

WHO CAN I CLAIM AS A DEPENDENT?

 

You can claim a child, relative, friend, fiance (etc.) as a dependent on your 2019 taxes as long as they meet the following requirements:

Qualifying child

• They are related to you.

• They cannot be claimed as a dependent by someone else.

• They are a U.S. citizen, resident alien, national, or a Canadian or   Mexican resident.

• They are not filing a joint return with their spouse.

• They are under the age of 19 (or 24 for full-time students).

    • No age limit for permanently and totally disabled children

        They live with you for more than half the year (exceptions apply).

Qualifying relative

• They don't have to be related to you (despite the name).

• They cannot be claimed as a dependent by someone else.

• They are a U.S. citizen, resident alien, national, or a Canadian or Mexican resident.

• They are not filing a joint return with their spouse.

They lived with you the entire year.

• They made less than $4200  (not counting Social Security)

• You provided more than half of their financial support. More info

When you add someone as a dependent, we'll ask a series of questions to make sure you can claim them.

**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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