Can I claim my disabled mother on my taxes as a dependent?

Can I claim my disabled mother on my taxes as a dependent?

Postby darrock44 » Thu Feb 03, 2011 7:26 am

She receives a disability check once a month, Has lived with me the whole year and I take care of her (bathe, food, personal bills..etc). I've tried searching Internet for answers but it says something like "if she only makes $3,000 or less a yr" which she doesn't. She makes a bit more from those checks. But are disability checks part of that income there talking about? Also, would I qualify as Head of Household? If anyone can help I'd appreciate it fully. Hoping to do my taxes with no hassle within next couple days.. Thank you
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Can I claim my disabled mother on my taxes as a dependent?

Postby rob25 » Thu Feb 03, 2011 7:29 am

Who issues the disability checks? If these are SSDI, they won't count as taxable income unless she had to file MFS, so that's not an issue.

However, according to you she gets $3000+ a year. Your spending would have to outspend hers. This includes money from her savings. There is a support test in irs pub 501.

If you *do* qualify to claim her, yes, then you could claim HOH.
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Can I claim my disabled mother on my taxes as a dependent?

Postby thane17 » Thu Feb 03, 2011 7:31 am

her disability checks are not reportable or taxable
does she give you any of what she does receive?
if you are providing more than 50% or her support, yes
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