I have supported my parent for most of the year and paid for everything. Housing/food/transportation and other things. So I want to claim them on my taxes.
My concern is this:
They have a large amount of medical debt and I want to know if I would be liable for their debt if I claimed them on my taxes.
For some added context the person in question was homeless and I provided a place for them to stay. I have not signed anything that would make me responsible for this person debt directly. I am not a cosigner on any documents. I am also not the "Legal" guardian of this person. Though I do have some power of attorney due to their speech being affect by multiple strokes I am able to speak with medical professionals on their behalf if they are unable to.
My only concern in this question is this:
Can just the act of claiming someone on your taxes somehow allow medical bills to become your responsibility?