Can I claim my parents as dependents?

January 29, 2007

From:  Niccolle
Date:  Tue, 05 Dec 2006

Can I claim my parents as dependents? They have no income, and I pay their rent, bills, etc. What documentation do I need?

Answer

Date:  Fri, 29 Dec 2006

Hello Niccolle,

It sounds like you should be able to claim your parents as dependents. You will need to be able to document (using bills, statements, cancelled checks and credit card receipts) that you are paying their living expenses and that they have no income.

Good luck!
Mike Gray

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