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billm43311
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Claiming girlfriend

can I claim my girlfriend and i live together and i support us she doesn't work and has no income.. her ex-husband has a judgment against her. can I still claim her and the irs not take my refund ?
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Marketstar
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Claiming girlfriend

You may be able to claim your girlfriend as a Qualifying Relative dependent if:

  • You provided more than half of her support in 2016
  • She earned less than $4,050 in gross taxable income. (Social Security income generally doesn’t count here.)
  • She lives with you 365 days in the year or is related to you.
  • She isn’t a dependent on someone else’s tax return.
  • She isn’t filing a tax return with a spouse (married filing jointly).
  • She  is a U.S. citizen, resident alien, national, or a Canadian or Mexican resident

You can’t claim a dependent if you are a dependent on someone else’s taxes

See Rules For Claiming Dependents

The IRS will not hold you responsible for her debt.

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Marketstar
Level 7

Claiming girlfriend

You may be able to claim your girlfriend as a Qualifying Relative dependent if:

  • You provided more than half of her support in 2016
  • She earned less than $4,050 in gross taxable income. (Social Security income generally doesn’t count here.)
  • She lives with you 365 days in the year or is related to you.
  • She isn’t a dependent on someone else’s tax return.
  • She isn’t filing a tax return with a spouse (married filing jointly).
  • She  is a U.S. citizen, resident alien, national, or a Canadian or Mexican resident

You can’t claim a dependent if you are a dependent on someone else’s taxes

See Rules For Claiming Dependents

The IRS will not hold you responsible for her debt.

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billm43311
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Claiming girlfriend

ok so her exes claim with the state of texas wont matter since its my money  and no shes not filing or a dependent on anyone elses taxes..she was concerned theyd try and take my tax return
Marketstar
Level 7

Claiming girlfriend

No, the IRS or Texas will not hold you responsible for her debt.
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