a qualifying relative(tho not r'qd to be related) is one who resides in the taxpayer's household the ENTIRE year, did not earn $3650, the taxpayer provided more than 50% of their support and they cannot be claimed on the tax return of anyone else
by tro - 18 hours ago
NO not really UNLESS they were NOT qualifying children of any one of the other parents for the 2010 tax year. The IRS has a very useful tool that should be able to help you determine the answer that you want and need to you your question. Go to the www.irs.gov website and use the search box for Who Can I claim as a Dependent? http://www.irs.gov/ita/article/0,,id=219895,00.html Who Can I Claim as a Dependent? Who Can I Claim as a Dependent: There are two types of exemptions, personal exemptions and exemptions for dependents. A dependent’s exemption is an amount you can claim on your tax return to reduce your taxable income. This can result in a decrease in tax and increase the amount of your refund. You are allowed one exemption for each person you can claim as a dependent. You usually can claim exemptions for yourself, your spouse and each person you can claim as a dependent. You may lose part of the dollar amount of your exemptions if your adjusted gross income is above a certain amount. Information You Will Need: • Citizenship status, marital status, relationship to the dependent and the amount of support provided • Basic income information such as your adjusted gross income • The terms of your divorce or separation agreement if you are the divorced or separated parent of the potential dependent • If no person supplied more than half of the potential dependent's support, the terms of any multiple support agreement you may have Estimated Completion Time: 15 minutes. However: 5 minutes of inactivity will end the interview and you will be forced to start over. The following interview covers the same questions you would answer if you called our toll-free tax assistance telephone number or if you came into a Taxpayer Assistance Center. Begin Page Last Reviewed or Updated: February 10, 2011 Hope that you find the above enclosed information useful. 06/26/2011
by Bobbie - 18 hours ago
They must have lived with you ALL year in 2010, you must be able to claim their mother as a dependent, you must pay MORE than 50% of their support, etc. Basically I think what happened is the bio-dad claimed them and the IRS asks BOTH of you to prove you could legally claim them.
by Pascal the Gambler - 18 hours ago
You can only claim them if both parents are unable to claim them, and they live with you all year, and that does not violate local law, and several other requirements are met. The reasons that you gave are not sufficient. The mere fact that she is unemployed is irrelevant. Even though she is unemployed, she could claim them, if she wanted to claim them (a person does not need to be employed to claim a child). Because she can claim them, you cannot claim them. Even if she voluntarily decides not to claim them, you still cannot claim them. For you to be able to claim them, she would have to be prohibited by law from claiming them.
by StephenWeinstein - 18 hours ago
Well if the kids are living with you for over 6 months as well as her.. There should be no reason why you cant... Hopefully you put them as your step kids.. another thing is if somebody else tried to claim them without you knowing... anyways i would get a lawyer to help you out and explain to them the situation that might just be your only help
by locababygirl1987 - 18 hours ago
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