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Ask A CPA - Dependents & Exemptions

Can I Claim My Mother ,Who Lived With Me And Passed Away In February As An Exemption ?

Yes. You may take the full year's exemption amount even though she only lived with you for 2 months of the tax year. A full year's exemption amount would also be available for dependents born during the year.

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