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My mom supported a guy living with her all last year but she only has SSI income. Can she file a tax return to claim him as a dependent? He meets the requirements.

 
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My mom supported a guy living with her all last year but she only has SSI income. Can she file a tax return to claim him as a dependent? He meets the requirements.

If her only income is SSI then she does not have to file a tax return, and doing so would be of no benefit since she has no taxable income to reduce.

**Disclaimer: This post is for discussion purposes only and is NOT tax advice. The author takes no responsibility for the accuracy of any information in this post.**

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My mom supported a guy living with her all last year but she only has SSI income. Can she file a tax return to claim him as a dependent? He meets the requirements.

and how exactly did she support him on just SSI?

My mom supported a guy living with her all last year but she only has SSI income. Can she file a tax return to claim him as a dependent? He meets the requirements.

By paying for his phone, expenses, transportation, the majority of food costs, etc. I didn't ask for any comments doubting the situation, I simply asked a question. You seem like you're making a snide remark and that's not appreciated. If you don't have anything helpful to contribute, then I politely ask you to keep your comments to yourself. My question has already been answered, so thank you.

My mom supported a guy living with her all last year but she only has SSI income. Can she file a tax return to claim him as a dependent? He meets the requirements.

If her only income is SSI then she does not have to file a tax return, and doing so would be of no benefit since she has no taxable income to reduce.

**Disclaimer: This post is for discussion purposes only and is NOT tax advice. The author takes no responsibility for the accuracy of any information in this post.**
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