TurboTax FAQ
TurboTax FAQ
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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.


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