Can I claim my sister as a dependent?

April 15, 2005

Subject:  Claim Question
Date:  Fri, 18 Mar 2005
From:  Anonymous

Can I claim my little sister as a dependent? I don't live with her and she is on welfare. I received a letter saying I have to meet a test.



Date:  Fri, 01 Apr 2005


Why don't you read the requirements to claim a dependent? (See our FAQ at There are conditions to claim a dependent that the IRS and state tax authorities may inquire about to disallow them. Further, your claiming your sister as a dependent could possibly make her ineligible for welfare. Check these matters out carefully before claiming the deduction.

Good luck!
Mike Gray

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