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mistydawnscott
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Can I claim my son, who just got married 12/8/17, even though he lived with me and did not work and attended high school last year? He lived with me for 11 of 12 mos?

 
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SweetieJean
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Can I claim my son, who just got married 12/8/17, even though he lived with me and did not work and attended high school last year? He lived with me for 11 of 12 mos?

It is their choice. If they file a Joint return, you cannot claim him (nor can her parents claim her).

However, if they had no 2017 income, there is no reason for them to file a return, nor any benefit to doing so.

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SweetieJean
Level 15

Can I claim my son, who just got married 12/8/17, even though he lived with me and did not work and attended high school last year? He lived with me for 11 of 12 mos?

Are he and his wife filing a Joint return?
mistydawnscott
New Member

Can I claim my son, who just got married 12/8/17, even though he lived with me and did not work and attended high school last year? He lived with me for 11 of 12 mos?

Yes, and she has a child. They have only been together for a month. The only got married for tax purposes
SweetieJean
Level 15

Can I claim my son, who just got married 12/8/17, even though he lived with me and did not work and attended high school last year? He lived with me for 11 of 12 mos?

It is their choice. If they file a Joint return, you cannot claim him (nor can her parents claim her).

However, if they had no 2017 income, there is no reason for them to file a return, nor any benefit to doing so.

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mistydawnscott
New Member

Can I claim my son, who just got married 12/8/17, even though he lived with me and did not work and attended high school last year? He lived with me for 11 of 12 mos?

Thank you, they both worked very minimal.
SweetieJean
Level 15

Can I claim my son, who just got married 12/8/17, even though he lived with me and did not work and attended high school last year? He lived with me for 11 of 12 mos?

Then they will get the EIC.
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