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Thank you, @Opus 17!


Ok, sounds like you're agreeing with my summary:

I figured she's paying ~$19k and we're only paying ~$9k so we can't claim her as a dependent.


So getting back to my original questions:

  1. Would the picture presented above get her a sizable refund or am I wasting my time to file for her?
  2. How would I determine whether I need to file a state (IL) return for her, as well?