Question

How much of a tax deduction am I able to claim for each dependent who meets the requirements for a qualifying child or a qualifying relative?

Answer

Each dependency exemption you claim reduces your taxable income by $4,300.

You can claim any person as a dependent if he or she meets the requirements for a qualifying child or a qualifying relative.

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