Can I claim a dependent exemption for my adult daughter?
April 12, 2006
Date: Fri, 24 Mar 2006
My adult daughter lived with me for most of 2005 due to a severe automobile accident. I did not pay for her medical expenses, but I did support her. Can I claim a dependent exemption for her on my income tax return? Thank you!
Date: Mon, 03 Apr 2006
If your daughter had gross taxable income of less than $3,200 and did not provide more than one-half of her own support, you should be able to claim a dependent exemption for her. See IRS Publication 501 at www.siliconvalleycpas.com.
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