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I am filing a joint return with my husband can I be claimed as a dependent?

 
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I am filing a joint return with my husband can I be claimed as a dependent?

No, a spouse can not be a dependent. You list yourself as spouse and you get a personal exemption for that.


See page 11 of IRS Publication 501 which says:

“Your spouse is never considered your dependent.”

You can find IRS Pub 501 at this link:
https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/p501.pdf

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I am filing a joint return with my husband can I be claimed as a dependent?

No, a spouse can not be a dependent. You list yourself as spouse and you get a personal exemption for that.


See page 11 of IRS Publication 501 which says:

“Your spouse is never considered your dependent.”

You can find IRS Pub 501 at this link:
https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/p501.pdf

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I am filing a joint return with my husband can I be claimed as a dependent?

There's another question in the persoanl info section that asks if someone else, other than you spouse, can claim you as a dependent. Answer NO, unless you know, for sure, that someone, like your parents, will be claiming you.

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