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kgray250
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Can I claim my boyfriend as a dependent if he filed in the past, claimed a dependent that had already been claimed, and never resolved the issue?

My boyfriend tried to claim his ex as a dependent a few years ago, but someone had already claimed her so he never received a redund. He never re-filed or tried to resolve the problem and ended up quitting his job the next year. I've been working and meet all the criteria to claim him, but I don't know if they would withhold my taxes or anything if I did since he never received anything. Would I have an issue claiming him as a dependent? Or do they solely check for duplicate claims?

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Anita01
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Can I claim my boyfriend as a dependent if he filed in the past, claimed a dependent that had already been claimed, and never resolved the issue?

You would not have an issue with a dependent.  This IRS will not check for any amounts owed, only for someone else trying to claim him.

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Anita01
New Member

Can I claim my boyfriend as a dependent if he filed in the past, claimed a dependent that had already been claimed, and never resolved the issue?

You would not have an issue with a dependent.  This IRS will not check for any amounts owed, only for someone else trying to claim him.

kgray250
New Member

Can I claim my boyfriend as a dependent if he filed in the past, claimed a dependent that had already been claimed, and never resolved the issue?

Thank you so much !
BobinCT
Level 7

Can I claim my boyfriend as a dependent if he filed in the past, claimed a dependent that had already been claimed, and never resolved the issue?

Did you live together all year long?  Did he have more than $4050 of income?

kgray250
New Member

Can I claim my boyfriend as a dependent if he filed in the past, claimed a dependent that had already been claimed, and never resolved the issue?

Yes we have lived together for 3 years and no he did not make over $4,050
BobinCT
Level 7

Can I claim my boyfriend as a dependent if he filed in the past, claimed a dependent that had already been claimed, and never resolved the issue?

Then you can claim him with no problems. If he is filing a tax return be sure he indicates that someone else can claim him.
kgray250
New Member

Can I claim my boyfriend as a dependent if he filed in the past, claimed a dependent that had already been claimed, and never resolved the issue?

Thank you very much
BobinCT
Level 7

Can I claim my boyfriend as a dependent if he filed in the past, claimed a dependent that had already been claimed, and never resolved the issue?

You're welcome

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