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kmoore68
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My 96 year old grandmother lives with me and pays room and board can I claim her on my taxes

 
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JulieH1
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My 96 year old grandmother lives with me and pays room and board can I claim her on my taxes

It depends.

You can claim your Grandmother as a Qualifying Relative dependent if:

  • You provided more than half of their support for 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 she is related to you.
  •  She isn’t a dependent on someone else’s taxes.
  • She isn’t filing taxes 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 or if you do not meet the above qualifications.

 See Rules For Claiming Dependents

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SweetieJean
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My 96 year old grandmother lives with me and pays room and board can I claim her on my taxes

How much is her income, and what is its source?
JulieH1
New Member

My 96 year old grandmother lives with me and pays room and board can I claim her on my taxes

It depends.

You can claim your Grandmother as a Qualifying Relative dependent if:

  • You provided more than half of their support for 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 she is related to you.
  •  She isn’t a dependent on someone else’s taxes.
  • She isn’t filing taxes 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 or if you do not meet the above qualifications.

 See Rules For Claiming Dependents

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