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Thursday, April 30, 2015

What Is Total Support for Dependents?

In many cases, in order to claim a child or relative as a dependent requires you to provide more than 50% of total support. Total Support for dependents is defined by the following things:
  • Food
  • Lodging
  • Clothing
  • Recreation
  • Medical Care
  • Educational Care
Total the expenses for all of the above and varify that you have contributed over 50% of the total support.
Here is the official IRS worksheet for Determining Support.
If you have any questions about filing income tax in the Coachella Valley, please don't hesitate to give Borders Bookkeeping a call.
Borders Bookkeeping
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