From this, it states
Paying more than half of your parent’s household expenses means you are eligible to claim your parent as a dependent.
From Form 2441, I'm assuming you send in receipts or bank statements* of qualifying expenses of up to $3,000 per dependent for this process. But nowhere on the form does it ask you to prove that you paid more than half of your parent's household expenses. Am I missing something?
I'm guessing they could deduce that however much you pay is more than half based on your dependent's gross income or lack thereof. I'm just confused because it seems like the "more than half" is the only qualifier they don't ask you to prove through documentation?
Also, would bank transfer statements be enough to prove that you've made payments in rent, utilities, etc. to a dependent?