your tax return — January 29, 2016

Can I Claim Them As A Dependent?

by James Stork

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claiming dependents

There are days when you may not want to claim your child, like the time he pitched that 10-minute (seemed like 2 hours) temper tantrum in Target. But come tax time, there’s some significant savings involved, making it worthwhile to claim your child as a dependent (at least for tax purposes).

infographic on claiming dependentsClaiming dependents is straight-forward for many, but in some cases, it’s not so simple. And that’s because we’re not just talking about your children – parents, stepsisters, stepbrothers, foster children, and adult relatives can also qualify as dependents for tax purposes, if they meet certain criteria. Our infographic will help you figure out who you can claim.

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