I support my children and grand child overseas. Can I claim them? I have receipts of the money transfered.

I support my children and grand child overseas. Can I claim them? I have receipts of the money transfered.

where can I find the form "Declaration of support of non-resident children" ?

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I don't know if it is still up to date but while searching this topic from CRA website, I came across this note:

In order for an individual to claim the spousal tax credit for a non-resident spouse, or the dependent tax credit for a non-resident child or grandchild of the individual or the individual's spouse, it is necessary that such non-resident person be supported by or be dependent for support on the individual.

The question of support or dependency is determined on the facts of each case. If the non-resident spouse, child or grandchild have enough income or assistance for a reasonable standard of living in the country in which they live, they are not considered to be supported by or be dependent for support on the individual. Also, gifts which merely enhance or supplement the already adequate lifestyle of the non-resident person do not constitute support.

38. Documents submitted as proof of support should show:

  • the name and address of the non-resident spouse, child or grandchild;
  • the name of the transferor;
  • the date of the transfer;
  • the amount of money transferred or, where goods* were provided, their nature and fair market value; and
  • if the transfer was made to a guardian, the name and address of the guardian.

http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/E/pub/tp/it513r/it513r-e.html#P178_25861

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