Can I claim my parents as dependents on my tax return?

The IRS allows persons who are the head of a household to claim relatives who live with them as dependents on their tax return. This means that you can claim your parents as tax dependents, but before you do so, you must pass the test set out by the IRS to determine if your parents qualify as non-child dependents. IRS regulations provide five requirements that must be met before you claim a relative as a tax dependent.

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