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Can someone claim you as a dependent without your written consent or signature?

I was living with my boyfriend all of 2015 and only started working in November 2015. Also, how much do you have to make before having to file?
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Critter
Level 15

Can someone claim you as a dependent without your written consent or signature?

If you qualify as a dependent then they can claim you without your permission and as a non relative you cannot make more than $4000 in 2015 to still be a dependent.

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 $4000 (social security does not count) in 2015
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.


As to filing requirements ... https://www.irs.gov/publications/p554/ch01.html
Hal_Al
Level 15

Can someone claim you as a dependent without your written consent or signature?

If you are the dependent of somebody you are not related to, you are not required to file a tax return. This is because you have must have made less than $4000 to be a dependent. Generally, the filing requirement is $6300 (for dependents) and $10,300 for non dependents.
But there are exceptions. If your income was from self employment, you must file with as little as $400 of income.
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