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Ask A CPA - Caregivers - Helping Relatives

Are There Any Mistakes To Avoid When Doing Taxes As Related To Caregivers?

Family Caregivers must make sure that the parent or relative they are claiming as a dependent deduction has not claimed themselves as a dependent on their own tax return or that no one else has claimed them. You cannot take a dependency deduction for anyone who has claimed themselves on their own tax return. Caregiver s should obtain a copy of the parent or relative’s tax return before filing their return .

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