Qualify Relative / Dependent Calculator Find out if a Relative (parent, uncle, nephew, boyfriend, or girlfriend) might qualify as dependent relative on your tax return. Simply answer a few questions and you know. Start the "RELucator" (Qualifying Relative Dependent Educator) If you are the taxpayer, is this person: Child Stepchild Descendant of these None Foster Child Descendant of Foster Child Neither Sibling Half-Sibling Step-Sibling None Parent Grandparent Direct Ancestor of these None Stepmother Stepfather Neither Sibling's Son/Daughter Half-Sibling's Son/Daughter Neither Your Aunt Your Uncle Neither Son-in-law Daughter-in-law Neither Mother-in-law Father-in-law Neither Brother-in-law Sister-in-law Neither Did this person live with you for the ENTIRE tax year? Yes No Did the person have a gross income of less than $4050? Yes No Did you provide over 50% (more than half) of the total support for the person? Yes No Is this person a Qualifying Child for you or anyone else? TIP: If the person is your girlfriend or boyfriend's child, and the child lived with you ALL year, and the child's parent is NOT required to file a tax return, answer “No” to this question. Yes No Are you, the taxpayer, a dependent of another taxpayer? Yes No Is the person married, and did they file a joint return with their spouse? Yes No Is the person (and their spouse, if married) required to file a return? Yes No If the person and their spouse filed separate returns, would they owe taxes? Yes No Did the person and their spouse file a return only to claim a refund? Yes No Is the person a U.S. Citizen, U.S. resident alien, U.S. national, or a resident of Canada or Mexico Yes No No. Based on your answers, this person is not a Qualifying Relative. You cannot claim them as a dependent unless they are a Qualifying Child. Email me my RELucator results now Start Over Yes. Based on your answers, you can claim this person as a dependent. They are considered a Qualifying Relative. Email me my RELucator results now Start Over Start Your Tax Return Now Registered Users: Sign in Here × Enter your email and receive your RELucator results. Yes, email me my RELucator results Got Tax Questions? Ask Them Now!