Can I claim my parent as a dependent?
Whether it's a parent, a friend or a relative you support, being able to claim someone as a dependent can save you money. If you're not sure you can claim your parent or another person as a dependent, TurboTax will help you figure that out.
Generally, you can claim your parent if they didn't have more than $4,050 in gross income (excluding nontaxable Social Security) and you provided more than half of their support. Your parent doesn't have to live with you. There are a few other specifics, but we'll ask you as we go along.