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My husband and I moved in to my father's house (age 92) to

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My husband and I moved in to my father's house (age 92) to take care of him. We buy all groceries, pay for his medicine, pay the property tax on the house, pay for vacations, etc. Plus I clean the house, take care of his medicine, do his laundry, and cook for hm. He gets about $1000 a month each from social security and a pension. Can we claim him as our dependent?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Tax
Expert:  emc011075 replied 1 year ago.

Hi. My name is ***** ***** I will be happy to help you.

To claim somebody as your dependent, certain requirements - tests - must be met. One of them is income test which requires that dependent's income is less than $4000 a year, social security excluded. If you father is getting 12K in pension every year, he doesn't qualify to be your dependent.

http://www.efile.com/qualifying-relative-child-friend-parent-dependent-exemption-test/

https://www.irs.gov/publications/p17/ch03.html#en_US_2015_publink1000170933

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Thank you!
Expert:  emc011075 replied 1 year ago.

You're welcome. Is there anything else I can help you with today?

Expert:  emc011075 replied 1 year ago.

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