You may be able to claim the amount for an eligible dependant if at any time in the year you met all of the following conditions at once:
- You did not have a spouse or common-law partner or, if you did, you were not living with, supporting, or being supported by that person.
- You supported a dependant in 2016.
- You lived with the dependant (in most cases in Canada) in a home you maintained. You cannot claim this amount for a person who was only visiting you.
In addition, at the time you met the above conditions, the dependant must also have been either:
- your parent or grandparent by blood, marriage, common-law partnership, or adoption; or
- your child, grandchild, brother, or sister, by blood, marriage, common-law partnership, or adoption and under 18 years of age or had an impairment in physical or mental functions.
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Generally it is best to enter any dependants that were born in the tax year or before. TurboTax can then try to determine if any benefits are allowed; especially if you step through the easy step method of preparation.
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