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Providing Over Half The Cost
by: Stephanie

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How to determine if support test is met. You figure whether you have provided more than half of a person't total support by comparing the amount you contributed to that person't support with the entire amount of support that person received from all sources. This includes support the person provided from his or her own funds. You may find Worksheet 3-1 in IRS Publication 17 helpful. Child support or spousal support is typically money given to you that you then use to provide support.

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