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tye-l-may
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Can i claim my spouse as an dependent if i supported her for everything to include food, housing, clothing, rent, transportation? I am the only source of income

 
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xmasbaby0
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Can i claim my spouse as an dependent if i supported her for everything to include food, housing, clothing, rent, transportation? I am the only source of income

NO!  You do not “claim” a spouse as a dependent.  By filing as “Married Filing Jointly” you will each get the $4050 personal exemptions and the standard deduction of $12,700 for a married couple.

You can file a joint return even if one of the spouses had little or no income.

**Disclaimer: Every effort has been made to offer the most correct information possible. The poster disclaims any legal responsibility for the accuracy of the information that is contained in this post.**

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xmasbaby0
Level 15

Can i claim my spouse as an dependent if i supported her for everything to include food, housing, clothing, rent, transportation? I am the only source of income

NO!  You do not “claim” a spouse as a dependent.  By filing as “Married Filing Jointly” you will each get the $4050 personal exemptions and the standard deduction of $12,700 for a married couple.

You can file a joint return even if one of the spouses had little or no income.

**Disclaimer: Every effort has been made to offer the most correct information possible. The poster disclaims any legal responsibility for the accuracy of the information that is contained in this post.**
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