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#98741 - 04/11/06 11:51 PM Claiming Dependents and HH?
tuksonrider Offline
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Ok, here's the situation:
My girlfriend and her 2 kids (11yr & 15yr) moved into my house at the begining of 2005.

She gets about $600/mo in disability, $200/mo in food stamps, and $300/mo in child support for ONE child.

I work a steady well paying job, pay the bills, help supplement the food , and pay the mortgage. We use her income mainly for savings and entertainment.

Though we both agree to let her ex-husband claim his daughter on his taxes, she wants me to claim her and her son (whose father is dead) on my taxes.

Can I do this, and do I file as Head of House Hold?

BTW though we are not married, we have filed for "Domestic Partners" if that makes any difference.

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#98742 - 04/11/06 11:58 PM Re: Claiming Dependents and HH? [Re: tuksonrider]
Miranda Offline
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Maybe...this was mentioned on another thread recently. Let me try and find it!!
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#98743 - 04/11/06 11:59 PM Re: Claiming Dependents and HH? [Re: Miranda]
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Read the Teakofury post below here...
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#98744 - 04/12/06 12:49 AM Re: Claiming Dependents and HH? [Re: tuksonrider]
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I don't know about you claiming them on taxes, I would call a CPA. But my question is: "why isn't she receiving Social Security for the child whose father is deceased?".

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#98745 - 04/12/06 02:12 AM Re: Claiming Dependents and HH? [Re: youngatheart]
tuksonrider Offline
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Quote:
I don't know about you claiming them on taxes, I would call a CPA. But my question is: "why isn't she receiving Social Security for the child whose father is deceased?".


Oops, forgot to include that.

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#98746 - 04/12/06 12:25 PM Re: Claiming Dependents and HH? [Re: tuksonrider]
Miranda Offline
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Well wouldn't she have to claim that?
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#98747 - 04/13/06 03:21 AM Re: Claiming Dependents and HH? [Re: Miranda]
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No, SS for a child comes with the child's name and social security number on it, not taxable to the parent. And if no other income for the child, not taxable to the child either.
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#98748 - 04/19/06 11:44 PM Re: Claiming Dependents and HH? [Re: Avaya]
tuksonrider Offline
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Well, bottom line is that I couldn't. <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/frown.gif" alt="" /> It was because I'm unmarried, and for me to claim them as dependents, they would have to have lived with me the ENTIRE year of 2005. They lived with my only 10mo out of the year. Or so said HR Block.

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