legal  taxes


Question by  Abbie (282)

Can a single man file his girlfriend's dependents on his federal taxes?

He does not fully support them.


Answer by  flamiss22 (5081)

You can if the dependents do not file their own taxes, are not claimed on someones elses taxes and you supports them more than more than six months each year.


Answer by  cgroverla (516)

In order to claim a person who is unrelated, the taxpayer must provide over half of the dependent's support, plus meet other requirements. In particular, the boyfriend cannot claim the girlfriend's dependents.


Answer by  SashaDarkCloud (5764)

The only way a man could claim those dependents is if he was married to her and they are filing jointly. Otherwise, I don't believe so.


Answer by  technogeek (6640)

Unless he provides at least 50% of their care, then he cannot legally. By doing so, he places himself in danger of being indicted for tax fraud, which comes with a heavy jail sentence and fine.


Answer by  step (309)

A dependent on your taxes is someone, reguardless of relationship, who lives with you over half the year, and you pay for over half of their support. But, be prepared to prove this with school, medical and support records, the IRS is getting tough.


Answer by  tamarawilhite (17883)

You may not claim them as dependents if the mother claims them or if the biological father claims them. If neither parent claims them, then the standard is that he paid more than 50% of their living expenses. This is not possible if the father paid child support or if they were on welfare.

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