Claiming a Parent as a Dependent on Federal Tax return is possible under appropriate circumstances. Tax Attorney Amina Levy explains the general principles of how to declare your parent or parents as dependents and get the tax right offs and deductions you are legally entitled to take.
Generally speaking, a parent can be claimed as a personal line item tax deduction if the parent is part of your household and you support or provide the majority of the financial support of the parent. Every case is different, and the tax laws, including the IRS code, are constantly being updated, and changed. You should consult with an experienced attorney to represent your interests.
For more information on tax filing, deductions, and how a tax attorney can help reduce your tax burdens, please visit our tax law page.