Solved: I am a full-time student and my parents are not claiming me. Why do I have to say "YES" they can claim me if they have agreed not to? It's $100 less on MI state return
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I am a full-time student and my parents are not claiming me. Why do I have to say "YES" they can claim me if they have agreed not to? It's $100 less on MI state return

My parents are not claiming me and I get more money back if I say "NO" nobody else can claim me.   Why should I have to say yes, if they agreed not to claim me?

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I am a full-time student and my parents are not claiming me. Why do I have to say "YES" they can claim me if they have agreed not to? It's $100 less on MI state return

You do not have a choice. The IRS rules must be followed.

If they CAN claim you under the rules, but choose not to, you still cannot "claim yourself." The law is written that way.

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Level 15

I am a full-time student and my parents are not claiming me. Why do I have to say "YES" they can claim me if they have agreed not to? It's $100 less on MI state return

You do not have a choice. The IRS rules must be followed.

If they CAN claim you under the rules, but choose not to, you still cannot "claim yourself." The law is written that way.

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I am a full-time student and my parents are not claiming me. Why do I have to say "YES" they can claim me if they have agreed not to? It's $100 less on MI state return

Thank you....I guess it guards from double claiming, but it makes no sense to me.
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I am a full-time student and my parents are not claiming me. Why do I have to say "YES" they can claim me if they have agreed not to? It's $100 less on MI state return

Furthermore, I find it interesting that it does not affect the federal return, but lowers that state return.
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