One more interesting tax question:
I am an American citizen who was born in Jamaica. I take care of my mother who still lives there. Can I take anything off my taxes for the money I pay for her to live in a facility there?
Sorry, but you won't be able to do that.
If your mother were a U.S. citizen or a resident for tax purposes, Randi Grant, who is director of taxation and personal financial planning at Berkowitz Dick Pollack & Brant Certified Public Accountants & Consultants, said you could claim her as a dependent if she meets some other requirements.
She would have to be unmarried, have gross income of less than $3,650 and you must be providing more than half her support in order to claim her as a dependent.