Can I claim my sister as a dependent?
April 15, 2005
Subject: Claim Question
Date: Fri, 18 Mar 2005
Can I claim my little sister as a dependent? I don't live with her and she is on welfare. I received a letter saying I have to meet a test.
Date: Fri, 01 Apr 2005
Why don't you read the requirements to claim a dependent? (See our FAQ at www.taxtrimmers.com/taxfaq/nopension.shtml.) There are conditions to claim a dependent that the IRS and state tax authorities may inquire about to disallow them. Further, your claiming your sister as a dependent could possibly make her ineligible for welfare. Check these matters out carefully before claiming the deduction.
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