Claiming Dependent

Can I claim my friend as my dependent?

If ALL of the statements below are true, you can claim a boyfriend, girlfriend, domestic partner, or friend as your dependent on your 2018 tax return: Relationship: The person lives in your home for the entire year as a member of your household.Income: Their income is less than $4,150 (not including Social Security and welfare) in 2018.Support: You must provide more than half the person’s …

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Does a dependent have to live with me?

Not necessarily. Certain relatives may qualify as dependents even if they don’t live with you: Children (including legally adopted), stepchildren, foster children, or any of their descendants Siblings, including half and step siblings Parents and their direct ancestors (excluding foster parents) Stepparents Aunts and uncles, nieces and nephews Fathers-in-law, mothers-in-law, sons-in-law, daughters-in-law, brothers-in-law, and sisters-in-law Any of these relationships that were established by marriage and …

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