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04-18-2017 10:00 PM
My disabled mother has her health insurance through the Market Place under the ACA. She lives with me and I support her. She received government assistance to pay for her health insurance, am I able to claim her?
04-18-2017 10:16 PM
Welcome to the H&R Block community.
From the information you've provided, yes you may be able to claim your mom. In order to claim a parent as a dependent the following qualifications must be met:
If all of the following are met then you may claim your mom. Note that because she had marketplace insurance your mom's 1095-A information will be reported on your tax return if you can and do claim her as a dependent.
If you have any other questions I'll be glad to help.
Senior Tax Advisor (Tampa, FL)
04-18-2017 11:16 PM
According to the spreadsheet on publication 501 I do provide more than half. Does she have to file taxes her self for the subsidies that paid the bulk of her insurance? $500 a month was paid for her by the subsidies.
04-21-2017 05:26 PM
No, if your mom had Marketplace insurance and you claim her as your dependent parent then her 1095-A goes on your tax return. If your mom's income was under $10,350 ($20,700 if she has a spouse and would file jointly) then she does not need to file a tax return unless she has withholdings to claim a refund of. Note that if she has social security income then that is not taxable, although it can become partially taxable if she has enough income from other sources.