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I have been the sole supporter for my daughter and 3 grandchildren for the past 3 years. Their father is incarcerated. I am not employed...they do not live with me....can I claim my daughter and grandchildren as dependents when I file my tax return for 2015?
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Yes, you can but without income, there will be not benefits. You would need to have some earned income to qualify for earned income credit or additional child tax credit. Deductions for dependents and Child tax credit can reduce or eliminate your taxable income or tax but if you don't have any taxable income, there's really no benefit.

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