Hey all!

I have tried to find the appropriate answer on various google sites, but they all seem a little gray, so I turned to this forum hoping someone is great with taxes!

For the past few years, my disabled mom has had no income and has lived with me. I have claimed Head of household with her as my dependent.

In 2018, I got married in August. He lived with his parents for the year, my mom still lived with me, and I still supported her financially for 2018. One site said I would still qualify for head of household, however, another said because she is a non child dependent, I can not claim head of house but can still just claim her with the other dependent credit of $500.00.

Anyone have experience with this situation? I just want to make sure I am claiming properly, I obviously would love to claim head of household again if possible, but I certainly don't want to do it incorrectly and end up owning that extra back at some point. Thanks in advance for any insight!

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IsisLee posted:

Hey all!

I have tried to find the appropriate answer on various google sites, but they all seem a little gray, so I turned to this forum hoping someone is great with taxes!

For the past few years, my disabled mom has had no income and has lived with me. I have claimed Head of household with her as my dependent.

In 2018, I got married in August. He lived with his parents for the year, my mom still lived with me, and I still supported her financially for 2018. One site said I would still qualify for head of household, however, another said because she is a non child dependent, I can not claim head of house but can still just claim her with the other dependent credit of $500.00.

Anyone have experience with this situation? I just want to make sure I am claiming properly, I obviously would love to claim head of household again if possible, but I certainly don't want to do it incorrectly and end up owning that extra back at some point. Thanks in advance for any insight!

Wanted to ping @Lisa Eichinger here -- she may be of help! 

I know this year things have changed, and you only rec a 500 credit for an adult dependent, not a whole deduction. I am not sure if there is another way around this, but I suspect that if they file for their self and have insurance they might get a better refund, next year when Obama care penalty is retracted this will change again.

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