How do I claim deductions for foster children who did not live with me for more than half the year?
As foster parents in NC we have childnen in out of our home all year. Last year we had one child for 3 months and another child for one month. Can my wife and I claim any of hte expenses that we incured with taking care of these children and the miles that were driven to take them to therapy and Dr. appointments. I ahve been told that I can claim these as charitable deductions seeing how we cannot claim the children due to them no being in our home for more than 6 months. If I am able to claim the expenses as a charitable deduction then who do I use as the charitable organization? Should I claim them as a child and then answer the question as to how long they lived with us in the TurboTax program?