Solved: I worked 3 mos, Then went on disability. My fiancé and I share a home and he did provide more than half of my income. Can he claim me? if so, do I ignore my Own w2?
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I worked 3 mos, Then went on disability. My fiancé and I share a home and he did provide more than half of my income. Can he claim me? if so, do I ignore my Own w2?

 
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I worked 3 mos, Then went on disability. My fiancé and I share a home and he did provide more than half of my income. Can he claim me? if so, do I ignore my Own w2?

To claim you as a non-relative dependent under the Qualifying Relative rules you have to be living in the home for the entire year and your gross income for the year must be less than $4,050 plus meeting the other requirements.

To be a 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 $4,050 (social security does not count) in 2016

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.

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I worked 3 mos, Then went on disability. My fiancé and I share a home and he did provide more than half of my income. Can he claim me? if so, do I ignore my Own w2?

To claim you as a non-relative dependent under the Qualifying Relative rules you have to be living in the home for the entire year and your gross income for the year must be less than $4,050 plus meeting the other requirements.

To be a 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 $4,050 (social security does not count) in 2016

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.

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I worked 3 mos, Then went on disability. My fiancé and I share a home and he did provide more than half of my income. Can he claim me? if so, do I ignore my Own w2?

Sounds like he is fine to claim me. I'm still a bit confused as to what I should do with my own w2. Do I toss it or just keep it for records?! Or is there a portion on my fiances filing that will ask about my w2 info once he attempts to claim me?
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I worked 3 mos, Then went on disability. My fiancé and I share a home and he did provide more than half of my income. Can he claim me? if so, do I ignore my Own w2?

If the W-2 is your only income and it is less than $6,300 and you are going to be claimed as a dependent then you do not have to file at tax return.  However, if you had taxes withheld from the wages then you should file a return to get the taxes withheld refunded to you.  If you do file a return and you are going to be claimed as a dependent make sure that you indicate on your tax return that you can be claimed as a dependent on someone else's return.
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