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elsiegese
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My wife is a stay at home mom. She has no income, can i claim her as a dependent?

 
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DoninGA
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My wife is a stay at home mom. She has no income, can i claim her as a dependent?

You cannot claim a spouse as a dependent.  You would want to file as Married Filing Jointly even if one spouse has little or no income.  You receive the highest standard deduction of $12,600 and you each receive a personal exemption of $4,050

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DoninGA
Level 15

My wife is a stay at home mom. She has no income, can i claim her as a dependent?

You cannot claim a spouse as a dependent.  You would want to file as Married Filing Jointly even if one spouse has little or no income.  You receive the highest standard deduction of $12,600 and you each receive a personal exemption of $4,050

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