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Can you claim a dependent for half of the year? I am my sister's guardian while my mother is deployed in Iraq and have had her in my care for 6 months this year and probably 6 months next year as well.
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Unfortunately, you are not able to claim a half a dependent. Only one of you will have to claim the child for the entire year.

 

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