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Can I claim immigrant parent as dependent on taxes?

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Hello,

 

My wife's parents came over on a IR5 visa last Sept.  They have been working since last Nov.  Their combined income was less than $4000 (~3500 combined). 

 

Can I claim them as dependents?  Or should I file separately as joint as they would get more in tax refund?

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Actually you can claim her parents as dependents if you're supporting them.  Here's a link to get you started:
https://blog.turbotax.intuit.com/tax-deductions-and-credits-2/family/can-you-claim-a-parent-as-a-dependent-13842/


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