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Pasos para reclamar a un padre anciano como dependiente

Written by a TurboTax Expert • Reviewed by Miguel Burgos, CPAUpdated for Tax Year 2023 • December 20, 2023 10:45 AM
OVERVIEW

Si cuidas a un padre anciano, él podría calificar como tu dependiente, lo que resultaría en beneficios tributarios adicionales para ti.

pasos para reclamar a un padre adulto mayor como un dependiente

Puntos clave

  • Un padre puede calificar como dependiente si su ingreso bruto no excede $4,700 (año tributario 2023) y el sustento financiero que proveas exceda su ingreso por al menos un dólar durante el año tributario.
  • El ingreso del Seguro Social generalmente no cuenta hacia el Ingreso Bruto de tus padres, per hay excepciones, como cuando tu progenitor(a) tiene ingreso adicional de intereses y dividendos.

  • Puedes contar el valor justo del mercado de la habitación que tu padre ocupe en tu hogar, el costo de la comida que proveas, facturas médicas y otros gastos básicos que puedas pagar como parte del sustento que provees.
  • Si pagas más de 7.5 % de tu ingreso bruto ajustado en el cuidado médico de tus padres, es probable que puedas reclamar los gastos médicos como una deducción detallada en el Anexo A, incluso si tus padres no cumplen el requisito de ingreso para ser reclamados como dependientes.

Reclamar a los padres como dependientes

La primera cosa que viene a la mente cuando se consideran a los dependientes es la relación padre/hijo. Pero si cuidas a un padre anciano, tu padre puede calificar como tu dependiente, lo que resultaría en beneficios tributarios adicionales para ti. Una vez que determines que ambos cumplen con los criterios del IRS (siglas en inglés del Servicio de Impuestos Internos), puedes reclamar a tu padre como dependiente en tu declaración de impuestos.

Limitación de Ingresos

Tu padre debe primero cumplir con los requisitos de ingresos establecidos por el IRS para ser reclamado como tu dependiente. Para calificar como dependiente,

  • Tu padre no puede haber ganado o recibido una cantidad mayor a la exención personal para el año tributario en curso.
  • Esta cantidad es determinada por el IRS y puede cambiar de año en año.
  • El límite de ingreso bruto para para el 2023 es $4,700.
  • En general, no se toman en cuenta los ingresos del Seguro Social, pero hay excepciones. Si tu padre tiene otros ingresos, como por ejemplo, intereses o dividendos, una parte del Seguro Social también puede estar sujeto a impuestos.

Requisito de manutención

Debes haber proporcionado más de la mitad de la manutención de tus padres durante el año tributario con el fin de reclamarlo como dependiente.  La cantidad provista como sustento debe superar el ingreso de tus padres por al menos un dólar.

Al determinar el valor monetario de la cantidad de apoyo que proporcionas, debes tener en cuenta varios factores:

    • Calcula el valor justo de mercado de la habitación que tu padre ocupa en tu casa. Pregúntate cuánto alquiler puedes cobrar a un inquilino por el espacio.
    • Considera el costo de los alimentos que proporcionas.
    • No te olvides de incluir los servicios públicos, gastos médicos y gastos generales de vida que también pagas.
    • Compara el valor de la manutención que prestas con cualquier ingreso, incluido el Seguro Social, que tu padre recibe para determinar si cumples con el requisito de asistencia.

Nota de TurboTax:

Si tus padres no son física o mentalmente capaces de valerse por si mismos y tienes que pagar por su cuidado para que puedas trabajar o buscar trabajo, tal vez seas elegible para el Crédito por Gastos de Cuidado de Menores, un crédito no reembolsable.

Deducción de los gastos médicos

Si pagaste por la atención médica de tu padre, es posible que puedas deducir los gastos. Puedes reclamar los gastos médicos como una deducción detallada en el Anexo A. Las deducciones detalladas son beneficiosas cuando superan la cantidad de la deducción estándar que se te permite reclamar.

    • Puedes deducir los gastos médicos de tu padre incluso si no cumple con el requisito de ingresos para ser declarado como tu dependiente, siempre y cuando le proporciones más de la mitad de su manutención.
    • El total de gastos médicos, incluyendo el costo de los medicamentos recetados, los equipos, la atención hospitalaria y las visitas al médico, debe superar el 7.5 % de tu ingreso bruto ajustado para que puedas reclamar estos gastos médicos.

Crédito por cuidado de dependientes

Para el 2023, el crédito por cuidado hijos y dependientes es un crédito fiscal no reembolsable.  Puede ser reclamado por los contribuyentes que pagan por el cuidado de un individuo calificado y cumplen con otros requisitos.

  • Si tu padre está física o mentalmente incapacitado de cuidarse a sí mismo, es un individuo calificado.
  • Necesitas tener ingresos y gastos relacionados con el trabajo para calificar. Esto significa que el cuidado debe haber sido recibido mientras estabas trabajando o buscando trabajo.
  • Además, debes ser capaz de identificar propiamente al proveedor del cuidado. Esto incluye dar el nombre del proveedor, dirección y número de identificación (ya sea el número de Seguro Social o el número de identificación del empleador).
  • Si estás casado pero presentas una declaración separada de tu cónyuge, no puedes reclamar este crédito.

Solo para el 2021:

Para el 2021, el Plan de Rescate Estadounidense trae cambios significativos a la cantidad y forma que el Crédito por Gastos de Cuidado de Hijos Menores y Dependientes puede ser reclamado. Esta ley aumenta la cantidad gastos elegibles para el crédito, disminuye la reducción del crédito debido a límites de ingreso, y lo hace completamente reembolsable. Esto quiere decir que, contrario a años anteriores, puedes recibir el crédito incluso si no debes impuestos.

Así que para el año tributario 2021 (los impuestos que presentas en el 2022):

  • La cantidad de gastos calificados aumenta de $3,000 a $8,000 por una persona calificada y de $6,000 a $16,000 por dos o más individuos calificados
  • El porcentaje de gastos calificados elegibles para el crédito aumenta de 35% a 50%
  • El límite para comenzar a reducir el crédito ha sido aumentado de $15,000 a $125,000 del Ingreso Bruto Ajustado (AGI según sus siglas en inglés).

Además, para el año tributario 2021, la cantidad máxima que se puede contribuir a una cuenta flexible de gastos para cuidado de dependientes y la cantidad libre de impuestos que un empleador puede proveer para el cuidado de dependientes ha aumentado de $5,000 a $10,500.

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