Claim my father-in-law as dependent
Asked Jan 14, 2008, 08:28 AM
I am a resident alien living in US from the past 8 years.
Filing Status: married & filing jointly
Last year in 2007 my mother-in-law and father-in-law came to visit us in USA. They came to USA on April 23, 2007 and left for India on September 10, 2007 (approx 4.5 months). My mother-in-law after going for a month to India came back on October 14, 2007 and will stay with us till march 2008. I know from previous questions that since she stayed with us in USA for more than 6 months in 2007 I can claim My mother-in-law as dependent in my 2007 tax return.
My question is related to my father in law, since he stayed with us for less than 6 months can I still claim him as dependent ?
Thanks for your help.