Dependent:
Qualifying Relative


Qualifying Relative As a Dependent

A taxpayer may claim an exemption on his or her federal income tax return for each person he or she can claim as a dependent.  A person can be claimed as a dependent only if he or she is a “qualifying child” or a “qualifying relative” of the taxpayer. This article explores the following requirements for claiming a dependency exemption based on being a qualified relative.

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