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rmjack3
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My mom lived with us for 8 months while doing cancer treatment and she is over 70 can we claim her as a dependent

She did pay rent but did not live where she paid rent, she did pay over 12,000.00 in medical and is not receiving income from a job.
Any help would be VERY MUCH appreciated.
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bwa
Alumni
Alumni

My mom lived with us for 8 months while doing cancer treatment and she is over 70 can we claim her as a dependent

She did pay rent but did not live where she paid rent

I'm assuming that means she did not pay rent to you.

To claim someone as a dependent as a qualifying relative they must meet the following criteria:

  • they must be a citizen of the US or a resident of the US, Canada or Mexico:
  • you must provide more than 1/2 of the individuals support,
  • they must not earn more than $4,050 in 2016 in gross income subject to tax (social security doesn't count)
  • they are not a qualifying child of another taxpayer, and
  • they must not file a joint return with another
  • If not a close relative or if they are unrelated to you, they must live with you all 12 months of the year.



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jerry2000
Alumni

My mom lived with us for 8 months while doing cancer treatment and she is over 70 can we claim her as a dependent

what kind of income does she have?
rmjack3
New Member

My mom lived with us for 8 months while doing cancer treatment and she is over 70 can we claim her as a dependent

She just get social security, no stocks no other income or retirement. Just SS
Thanks
bwa
Alumni
Alumni

My mom lived with us for 8 months while doing cancer treatment and she is over 70 can we claim her as a dependent

She did pay rent but did not live where she paid rent

I'm assuming that means she did not pay rent to you.

To claim someone as a dependent as a qualifying relative they must meet the following criteria:

  • they must be a citizen of the US or a resident of the US, Canada or Mexico:
  • you must provide more than 1/2 of the individuals support,
  • they must not earn more than $4,050 in 2016 in gross income subject to tax (social security doesn't count)
  • they are not a qualifying child of another taxpayer, and
  • they must not file a joint return with another
  • If not a close relative or if they are unrelated to you, they must live with you all 12 months of the year.



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