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My spouse is disabled. filing jointly, is he my dependent?

 
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My spouse is disabled. filing jointly, is he my dependent?

No.  Unfortunately, the IRS does not allow you to claim your spouse as a dependent on a return, even if you completely supported him.

The good news is that you are still able to file a joint return with him, even if he had no income. For a joint return, the standard deduction is $12,600 while on a Single status return, the standard deduction is only $6,300.   By including him on the return as your spouse, you will have a higher deduction and will be given an exemption for him.  This will help you to pay less tax.

Please read this TurboTax FAQ for more information:

https://ttlc.intuit.com/replies/3301920


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My spouse is disabled. filing jointly, is he my dependent?

No.  Unfortunately, the IRS does not allow you to claim your spouse as a dependent on a return, even if you completely supported him.

The good news is that you are still able to file a joint return with him, even if he had no income. For a joint return, the standard deduction is $12,600 while on a Single status return, the standard deduction is only $6,300.   By including him on the return as your spouse, you will have a higher deduction and will be given an exemption for him.  This will help you to pay less tax.

Please read this TurboTax FAQ for more information:

https://ttlc.intuit.com/replies/3301920


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My spouse is disabled. filing jointly, is he my dependent?

No. Your spouse is never your dependent.
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