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sgyssler
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Last year i claimed my mother-in-law on my federal return. She died in early june of this year can I claim her as a dependent on this years return

I claimed my mother-in-law on last years return.  She died in early June this year can I claim her on this years return

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macuser_22
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Last year i claimed my mother-in-law on my federal return. She died in early june of this year can I claim her as a dependent on this years return

Probably if she still met the conditions to be your dependent.

 A person who died during the year, but lived with you as a member of your household until death, will meet this test. The same is true for a child who was born during the year and lived with you as a member of your household for the rest of the year. The test is also met if a child lived with you as a member of your household except for any required hospital stay following birth.

  If your dependent died during the year and you otherwise qualify to claim an exemption for the dependent, you can still claim the exemption.

https://www.irs.gov/publications/p17/ch03.html#en_US_2016_publink1000170933



**Disclaimer: This post is for discussion purposes only and is NOT tax advice. The author takes no responsibility for the accuracy of any information in this post.**

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macuser_22
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Last year i claimed my mother-in-law on my federal return. She died in early june of this year can I claim her as a dependent on this years return

Probably if she still met the conditions to be your dependent.

 A person who died during the year, but lived with you as a member of your household until death, will meet this test. The same is true for a child who was born during the year and lived with you as a member of your household for the rest of the year. The test is also met if a child lived with you as a member of your household except for any required hospital stay following birth.

  If your dependent died during the year and you otherwise qualify to claim an exemption for the dependent, you can still claim the exemption.

https://www.irs.gov/publications/p17/ch03.html#en_US_2016_publink1000170933



**Disclaimer: This post is for discussion purposes only and is NOT tax advice. The author takes no responsibility for the accuracy of any information in this post.**

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