If the person I’m claiming as a dependent doesn’t fit any of the dependent relationship options, what should I choose?
You should choose other dependent, or “Other” if the dependent relationship doesn’t fit one of the following qualifying relative descriptions:
- Your child, stepchild, foster child, or a descendant of any of them
- Your brother, sister, half brother, half sister, stepbrother, or stepsister, or a descendant of any of them
- Your father, mother, grandparent, or other direct ancestor, including stepparent, but not foster parent
- Your uncle or aunt
- Your nephew or niece
- Your son-in-law, daughter-in-law, father-in-law, mother-in-law, brother-in-law, or sister-in-law
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