Qualifying Relative Test in 2021
You might ask yourself, "Can I claim my girlfriend as a dependent?" on your 2021 Tax Return. Additionally, can you claim your elderly mother or disabled nephew on your taxes? This Qualifying Relative Test tool will provide you with the answer to questions like these. The 2021 eFile Tax Season closed on October 17, 2022; thus, you can no longer e-file 2021 Tax Returns. Use these 2021 tax calculators plus IRS and state forms to prepare your 2021 returns before you mail them to the IRS.
A qualifying relative is a person who meets the IRS requirements to be your dependent for tax purposes. If someone is your qualifying relative, you can claim them as a dependent on your tax return. They may also qualify for the Child Tax Credit, Other Dependent Credit, or the Child and Dependent Care Credit.
2021 Dependents, Relatives
Despite the name, an IRS Qualifying Relative does not necessarily have to be related to you. Use the RELucator tax tool below to find out if you have a qualifying relative and if they qualify for other tax credits!
After using the tool to determine the status of one or more relatives or dependents, use these calculators and tax forms. Understand your tax situation before you fill in the 2021 Forms. See our state tax page for state forms, resources, and more.
See more details on claiming a qualifying relative on your return. Generally, if someone lives with you and you care for them, they may qualify as your dependent for tax purposes. This includes family relatives but can also include a boyfriend or girlfriend. It does not, however, include a wife or husband you support. There are no circumstances when you can claim your spouse as a dependent on your taxes, even if you provide their support (stay-at-home parent, disabled spouse, unemployed, etc.). When you file as married filing jointly, you are given several tax breaks, which are more beneficial than claiming an adult dependent.
You can file your current year return regardless of when you mail your 2021 Return. Use eFile.com to e-file your currently due taxes each year so you do not have to worry about filling out and mailing complicated federal and state tax forms.
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