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"which fits the poster's situation. Just trying to avoid generic answers to specific questions"

Fits? We've had 4 foster children. If that is what this client is doing, they would know this definitively. It's burdensome and arduous to have these kids in the home. It's fun, too.

"My client has Guardianship documents not Foster Care docs. They receive absolutely no aid/help/direction/orders from any governmental agency."

It seems clear nothing here is related to Foster care.

The ITA website has lots of wizards; it's a great portal for tax qualification. And there are lots of resources on the web:

"A Qualifying Relative is a person who meets the IRS requirements to be your dependent for tax purposes. If someone is your Qualifying Relative, then you can claim them as a dependent on your tax return.

Despite the name, an IRS Qualifying Relative does not necessarily have to be related to you.

Simply use the easy step-by-step RELucator tax educator tool below, and you will find out for sure who a qualifying relative is:"







  1. The person can't be your qualifying child or the qualifying child of any other taxpayer.

  2. The person either (a) must be related to you in one of the ways listed under Relatives who don't have to live with you , or (b) must live with you all year as a member of your household2 (and your relationship must not violate local law).

  3. The person's gross income for the year must be less than $4,300.3

  4. You must provide more than half of the person's total support for the year.4"


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