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syepritchett
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Can I claim my boyfriend as a depend. He lives with me and doesn't work but he owes back child support.

 
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SweetieJean
Level 15

Can I claim my boyfriend as a depend. He lives with me and doesn't work but he owes back child support.

Does he have any income of any type?
syepritchett
New Member

Can I claim my boyfriend as a depend. He lives with me and doesn't work but he owes back child support.

No
DoninGA
Level 15

Can I claim my boyfriend as a depend. He lives with me and doesn't work but he owes back child support.

You can claim a non-relative as a dependent if they meet all the Qualifying Relative rules.  If you have a tax refund the refund cannot be seized for the debts of a dependent claimed on your tax return.

To be a Qualifying Relative -

1. The person cannot be your qualifying child or the qualifying child of any other taxpayer. A child is not the qualifying child of any other taxpayer if the child's parent (or any other person for whom the child is defined as a qualifying child) is not required to file an income tax return or files an income tax return only to get a refund on income tax withheld.

2. The person either (a) must be related to you or (b) must live with you all year as a member of your household

3. The person's gross income for the year must be less than $4,050 (social security does not count) in 2017

4. You must provide more than half of the person's total support for the year.

5. The person must be a U.S. citizen or a U.S., Canada, or Mexico resident for some part of the year.

6. The person must not file a joint return with their spouse.

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