Is money sent to support dependant abroad tax deductible? If yes, what line or form on the tax return can I include this on? Any idea will be highy appreciated. Thanks


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You can claim if married, the spousal amount minus their world wide income, just the same as they live with you.

Common-law abroad is not deductible as you wouldn't meet the qualifying criteria.

There will most likely be an audit to confirm the allowance of the deduction. As for the equivalent to spouse amount for a dependent, they must have lived with you at least part of the year and you would also be the person receiving the child tax benefit. If your income is to high to claim the benefit, but otherwise would then you would be able to claim this if you were not married or common-law.

I hope this helps.


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