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Bigt88live
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If i took care of my mother for 12 months and she is disabled is there anyway that i can claim her as an dependent?

 
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IreneS
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If i took care of my mother for 12 months and she is disabled is there anyway that i can claim her as an dependent?

UPDATED FOR TAX YEAR 2019

 

You can claim your mother as a dependent if she meets the four tests as a "qualifying relative:" 


1.  Not a qualifying child - Since she is your mother, she meets this test.

2.  Member of household or relationship test – Your mother doesn't necessarily have to live with you, but it's OK if she is.

3.  Gross income test - To meet this test, a person's gross income for the year must be less than $4,200.  Gross income is all income in the form of money, property, and services that isn't exempt from tax.

4. Support test - To meet this test, you generally must provide more than half of a person's total support during the calendar year.  You figure whether you have provided more than half of a person's total support by comparing the amount you contributed to that person's support with the entire amount of support that person received from all sources. This includes support the person provided from his or her own funds.

 

[Edited | 4/8/2020 |  11:27am PDT]



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IreneS
Intuit Alumni

If i took care of my mother for 12 months and she is disabled is there anyway that i can claim her as an dependent?

UPDATED FOR TAX YEAR 2019

 

You can claim your mother as a dependent if she meets the four tests as a "qualifying relative:" 


1.  Not a qualifying child - Since she is your mother, she meets this test.

2.  Member of household or relationship test – Your mother doesn't necessarily have to live with you, but it's OK if she is.

3.  Gross income test - To meet this test, a person's gross income for the year must be less than $4,200.  Gross income is all income in the form of money, property, and services that isn't exempt from tax.

4. Support test - To meet this test, you generally must provide more than half of a person's total support during the calendar year.  You figure whether you have provided more than half of a person's total support by comparing the amount you contributed to that person's support with the entire amount of support that person received from all sources. This includes support the person provided from his or her own funds.

 

[Edited | 4/8/2020 |  11:27am PDT]



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BrandyE
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If i took care of my mother for 12 months and she is disabled is there anyway that i can claim her as an dependent?

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