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zackeryrichardso
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My wife has been in prison for the last two years and I have been taking care of her financial needs can I claim her as a dependent?

 
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Zbucklyo
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My wife has been in prison for the last two years and I have been taking care of her financial needs can I claim her as a dependent?

No, because your spouse is not your dependent.  However, you can still file a joint tax return with her, which is more beneficial anyway

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