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I'm supporting my parents who're living in Canada. I would like to know which piece of information/paper work I should enclose/attach with my 2001 tax fillings to take benifits of tax deduction related to my parents/dependents
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Ben
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I'm supporting my parents who're living in Canada. I would like to know which piece of information/paper work I should enclose/attach with my 2001 tax fillings to take benifits of tax deduction related to my parents/dependents

See Publication 501, which has the five tests for dependency. If they meet all five, they qualify as your dependents. Nothing other than securing identification numbers for them, if necessary, and listing them on your return is required.

If at least one of them qualifies as your dependent and you're unmarried, also check out Head of Household filing status.

Phil Marti
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"I'm supporting my parents who're living in Canada. I would like to know which piece of information/paper work I should enclose/attach with my 2001 tax fillings to take benifits of tax deduction related to my parents/dependents"

You do not have to provide any extra paper with your return. Just be prepared to show that you are providing more than half their support. If you are single, you can file as head of household even tho your folks are not living with you.

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