How do I claim a qualifying parent or ancestor?

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How do I claim a qualifying parent or ancestor?

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A qualifying parent or ancestor of your parent may be any one of the following.

  • Your parent, or your parent's ancestor. Your parent's ancestor is your grand parent, great grand parent, great great grand parent, etc.
  • If married filing a joint return, your spouse's parent or an ancestor of your spouse's parent.

You may claim this dpendent if all of the following apply.

  1. The parent or ancestor of your parent lived in your principal residence for the entire taxable year.
  2. You paid more than one-half of the support and maintenance costs of the parent or ancestor of your parent during the taxable year.
  3. The parent or ancestor of your parent was 65 years old or older during the tax year.
  4. The parent or ancestor of your parent required assistance with activities of daily living, like getting in and out of bed, or chairs, walking around, going outdoors, using the toilet, bathing, shaving, brushing teeth, combing hair, dressing, medicating, or feeding.

 

 


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