Can a girlfriend be claimed as a dependent on federal income taxes?
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Answer . \nOfficially: A person, other than the taxpayer or the taxpayer's spouse, for whom an exemption can be claimed. To be your dependent, a person must be your qualifying child or qualifying relative. For more information, see Exemptions for Dependents in Publication 501.\n. \nAnd I'll try… to post a link to the Publication. (MORE)
Answer . To be your dependent, a person must be either your qualifying child or your qualifying relative. Generally, a person is your qualifying relative if that person:. Lives with or is related to you, . Does not have $3,300 or more of gross (total) income, . Is supported (generally more tha…n 50%) by you, and . Is neither your qualifying child nor the qualifying child of anyone else. . For details, see Exemptions for Dependents in Publication 501. Answer . Answered my own question from William Perez's Tax Planning Blog (http://taxes.about.com/b/a/238014.htm) Parents would fall under the category of "qualifying relatives" under the new rules for claiming a dependent. Under these rules, you can claim your parents as dependents if they each earn less than $3,200 in taxable income and you provide more than half of their total financial support. If their only source of income is Social Security, then none of their Social Security benefits are taxable, and they would have zero taxable income. In that situation and you provided over half of their financial support, then yes you can claim your parents as dependents. (And they don't have to live with you either, since there's no residency requirement for parents.) (MORE)
Answer . If you took the amount as a deduction as State taxes on your federal return originally (say refund is from a prior year), then getting it back now is reported as income.
Can you claim your girlfriend who lives with you as a dependent on income tax who works and pays part of the bills?
Yes You can claim her as a dependent if you meet all of the following criteria: 1. She had less than $3,400 in gross income for the year. 2. She lived in your home the entire year. 3. You provided over half her support. 4. The relationship between the two of you does not violate local la…w. (MORE)
No. But you must claim any refunds of State & local taxes that you deducted in a prior year.
You can claim yourself - as long as you are not also claimed by someone else (typically a parent or guardian).. For instance - a 21 year old who is a full time student, but earned $5,000 working part time, could be claimed as a dependent on his parents' return as long as they were providing at leas…t 50% support. If claimed on the parents' return as a dependent, then he could not claim himself as a dependent also on his own return.. An elderly parent living with (or with the support of) an adult child could face the same dilemma. The parent could be a dependent on her adult son's return if he is providing more than 50% of her support - even though she might have some taxable income from interest or work. But she could then not claim herself as a dependent on her own return. (MORE)
\npeople that have more than 50% of your help like (income and living necessities). I think people that are not claiming themselves either.
So long as they live at home, their parents are providing over 1/2 of their support, and they are either. a. a full-time student under the age of 24, or. b. making less than $3,500 (for 2008) per year
Yes, providing he or she meets all of the requirements for dependent, it does not matter that the relationship is "domestic partner." You may not specify "domestic partner" as the relationship on the form (it's not a choice on the digital form), but instead use "other." Requirements for dependent st…atus do change, but generally you must live together, your partner's income must not exceed the maximum, you must pay for more than half of your partner's living expenses and your partner may not be claimed as a dependent on anyone else's return. I believe that currently your partner must be a citizen of either the USA, Mexico or Canada. (MORE)
2. You can claim more than 2, it depends how many actual dependents you have living in the household.. The term "dependent" means:. A qualifying child, or . A qualifying relative. . You can claim an exemption for a qualifying child or qualifying relative only if these three tests are met.. De…pendent taxpayer test. . Joint return test. . Citizen or resident test. (MORE)
You don't get income tax..you pay it. You may get a refund of OVERPAID estimated tax, like getting money back when you use a $20 bill to pay a $10 charge. You paid $12.. It doesn't make a difference what you claim onyour W-4, the amount of tax you actually pay is determined by your 1040 return.....…and that should reflect your actual number of dependents and exemptions.. Claiming 0 on W-4 (or 1040) would mean you have the HIGHEST amount of tax withheld and on your return would pay more than if you had dependents. (MORE)
You can claim them if you provided for the person the year you want to claim him or her.
Can a Younger Brother be claimed as a dependent for federal tax purposes if they receive social security?
Yes, but of course he would have to meet the dependency tests and not be claimed on his own or anyone elses taxes.
What happens if you claim a dependent on your income taxes and then someone else does it for the same person?
You will be required to show proof said person lives with you for the majority of the time and that you are responsible for their finances.. That's one of those things that the IRS is really good at catching, because they can match SSNs in the computer system. Both parties are likely to get a lette…r asking them to explain and/or an invitation to an audit. (MORE)
Much more goes into the determination. See, that's why there are all those companies and software sellers with programs, etc, etc that do this for people exist... Virtually no 2 people with even the same job and income pay the same tax.
It should be addressed in the divorce and custody arrangement.. If not, it is a matter of frequent dispute. Generally, the custodial parent...but if the other is actually providing the majority of financial support, an argument can be made for them.
Yes. If he or she meets all the other criteria for dependency, then the fact that you are domestic partners will not prevent you from claiming your dependent. Some requirements are: you must live together, you must provide at least half of the other person's living expenses, the dependent's income m…ust not exceed the allowable amount, the dependent must not be claimed as a dependent on anyone else's taxes, etc. (MORE)
No . If you're being claimed as a dependent on someone else's tax return, then you can't claim dependents. There are two types of qualifying dependents. One is a Qualifying Child , which includes children, stepchildren, foster children, siblings, and their descendants (grandchild, niece, nephew). T…he other is Qualifying Relative , which includes those in the Qualifying Child category as well as others (parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, in-laws, and any other person living all year in your household as long as the relationship doesn't violate local law). If you qualify for either category, then you're not eligible to claim your own dependents. Also, by being claimed as a dependent on someone else's tax return, you can't claim a personal exemption for yourself on your own tax return . (MORE)
It's not can...it's have to -. A basic, rough primer:. BK is always done under FEDERAL Laws, in a Federal Bankrutpcy Court. Basically State makes little difference. (Yes the BK Courts operating in certain areas have certain special exemptions and such, minor in the overall, generally intended to m…ake things adhere to the local laws and customs better).. In a personal bankruptcy, YOU go bankrupt. Not a debt, not a loan...not a car...not a this or that. ALL of your assets, of all types, MUST be disclosed and reported in BK, and ALL of your liabilities/debts must be too. No exceptions, no picking and choosing. They are all , always involved in some way. . The court will then order each of them in priorities according to the laws. Some things may be exempt from use or discharge (like your personal furntiure and retirement accounts are exempt and child support cannot be discharged) - and the rest may be used. With one to pay the other. (All possible creditors are contacted and asked to say what they are owed....you may be required to even take advertisments out to make sure everyone is notified).. Any deal you've done for several years is open to scruitiny and review. The court can reverse them, take them out of the BK, or even have them prosecuted as trying to defraud your creditors. (So, no you can't sell your boat to your brother and then declare BK).. Debts secured by an asset (say a car) have first call or right to the money received from that asset. If it isn't enough to pay the debt, the remainder of that sdebt becomes a general or unsecured claim against the BK., and has a chance to payment on that level too (albeit a lower priority than those who have yet to receive anything).. The end/remaining amount that can't be satisfied is generally discharged by the court...meaning you no longer owe it. You get a fresh basically debt free start....many of those you owe don't get paid what they had expected and relied on, if anything.. There are many other considerations too. BK will severly hurt your ability to get credit for a very long time for example. It is on your credit report for at least 10 years...and employers refer to that too, as do landlords and more. Many do not rust people with bankruptcies in their past, especially in the last few years. Many more things.. Not disclosing all items is frequently trie and easily discovered, in which case - as you are swearing under oath to the court you included all info - your case is dismissed, and regularly, fraud charges are pursued. (Courts don't take to being lied to well).. Many seem to fall into the trap thinking that they can trick or change the system. It simply ain't going to happen. . The courts, Judges, laws, bankers, all those zillions of attornies, etc, have been through this thousands of times for many, many years. The processes are fairly well worked through and prepared for tricks and games. It is unlikely you would discover one that hasn't been tried a zillion times before! The Cos that claim they can change your record, or make magic happen (either before or after BK), are scams , and getting caught doing something unsavory (intentional or not), other than screwing up your bankruptcy filing, is frequently considered and persued criminally. (Think your financial troubles are bad, try adding in criminal ones). . The legal process and system is demanding even for those experienced with it. Many of your creditors will have an attorney to assure they get as much as possible, even groups of lawyers, who specialize only in bankruptcy. Simply you should/better/need to have one too. (MORE)
Yes, if you are required to purchase uniforms to wear for your job, such as scrubs, there is a deduction you can claim on your income tax forms.
There are two types of dependents: Qualifying Child and Qualifying Relative. There's no income requirement specified for being claimed as a Qualifying Child. Instead, the person claiming the Qualifying Child provides over half of the child's support. A child who isn't eligible as a Qualifying Child… may meet the requirements of Qualifying Relative. There's a gross income requirement of less than $3,500.00 in 2008 ($3,650.00 in 2009) for Qualifying Relative, in addition to receiving over half of his/her support from the person claiming the dependent exemption. For more information, go online at www.irs.gov/formspubs. Select Publication Number. Enter 501 to read/print Publication 501 (Exemptions, Standard Deduction and Filing Information. (MORE)
To file as head of household, these are the general rules: . You have to have paid for more than half of the householdexpenses. . You have to be unmarried for the tax year (typically eithernever married, divorced, or separated for at least 6 months).Military postings and prison incarcerations don'…t count asseparations. . You have to have a qualifying child or dependent, that you canclaim an exemption for, living with you (someone very closely(child/parent) related to you who is under 19, completely disabled, or who you support). Parents in nursing homes can alsocount. Be sure to read the IRS form to clarify since tax rules change allthe time, and please consult a tax expert if you aren't surewhether you qualify. (MORE)
If a child is claimed as a dependent how much can he earn before he is required to file a federal income tax form?
Assuming this child is unmarried, under 65, and can be claimed as a dependent on someone else's income tax return (for example, his parents' income tax return), a federal return is required if ANY of the following is true: 1) Unearned income is more than $900. 2) Earned income is more than $545…0. 3) Your gross income was more than the larger of - a. $900, or b. Your earned income (up to $5,150) plus $300. 4) You have at least $400 in net self-employment income. 5) You owe uncollected Social Security tax on tip or imputed life insurance income. 6) You received any advance EIC payments 7) You had wages of $108.28 or more from a church exempt from Social Security. 8) You owe excise taxes on a retirement plan account or distribution. 9) A few other rare and arcane cases that are extremely unlikely to apply here. However, even if not required to file, you should file to obtain a refund of taxes withheld from your salary or if you are entitled to any refundable tax credits. You should also file if you received any Forms 1099-B or 1099-S (usually from the sale of stocks, bonds, real estate, or other property), even if the sale was at a loss or no profit in order to report your basis. If your state has an income tax, they may have different rules as to who must file a state return. Every state has different rules. Check the instruction booklet that comes with your state tax forms. (MORE)
By earnings from an estate, you probably mean your inheritance. The answer is no. But if the estate itself has earnings (for example, it earns interest in its bank account or it sells property for a profit), you may have to pay federal income tax on your distributive share of the earnings. You al…so have to pay tax on what is known as "Income with Respect to Decedent" or IRD. An example of IRD would be a final paycheck given to a widow or interest paid on bonds after the death of the original owner. You may also have to pay taxes if you inherit a tax-prefered account such as an IRA or 401k. The distributions from such an account would be taxable. (MORE)
The IRS accepts certain temporary absences in meeting requirements for the amount of time your dependent lived with you. Temporary absences are allowed for special circumstances. These exceptions include school, vacation, business, medical care, military service, or detention in a juvenile facility.… (MORE)
The fact that he receives SSI does not automatically disqualify him. But if he spends the SSI money, that counts as support that he provided and not you. So you will have a more difficult time showing you provided more than half of his support.
I assume you are saying that someone claimed her as a dependent on their tax return? Don't worry about what anyone else did. If you (or somebody else) are entitled to claim her on your return, then just file your own return claiming her. If this other person already claimed her, you won't be able… to efile, you will have to file a paper tax return. The IRS will of course notice that two of you claimed her and will follow up and try to resolve the situation between you. If nobody is entitled to claim her, then she should of course file her own return and not check the box that asks if someone else could claim her and she should claim her own exemption. Again, she may have to file on paper. If this is not causing you an actual problem with filing your (or your mother's) return and you just want to report this person for the sake of reporting, then see the following: http://www.irs.gov/individuals/article/0,,id=106778,00.html (MORE)
Your wife is not a dependent, however, you can file a joint return (meaning that you and your wife file a single tax return for both of you) which will effectively give you a tax benefit for supporting your wife (assuming that you do support her).
In the US, there is no special tax provision for toddlers. If the toddler is your dependent, you can include him/her as such.
Itemized deduction using the Schedule A of the 1040 tax form. If it is used it is an attachment to the federal 1040 income tax return Schedule A itemized deductions of the 1040 federal income tax return and would be used when it would benefit you if your total itemized deduction amount is more tha…n your standard deduction amount for the year that amount would be total numbers on line 29 and if you choose to use them the number would be entered on the 1040 page 2 line 40a. Go to the IRS gov website and use the search box for Topic 500 - Itemized Deductions. The following topics are found in the category of Itemized Deductions . Each topic is followed by a corresponding number. To access your topic, select the three-digit number. . Should I Itemize?. Topic 501 . Medical and Dental Expenses. Topic 502 . Deductible Taxes. Topic 503 . Home Mortgage Points. Topic 504 . Interest Expense. Topic 505 . Contributions. Topic 506 . Casualty and Theft Losses. Topic 507 . Miscellaneous Expenses. Topic 508 . Business Use of Home. Topic 509 . Business Use of Car. Topic 510 . Business Travel Expenses. Topic 511 . Business Entertainment Expenses. Topic 512 . Educational Expenses. Topic 513 . Employee Business Expenses. Topic 514 . Casualty, Disaster, and Theft Losses. Topic 515 . (MORE)
In the year that the child is born and be sure and get the social security number for the new born child before you file your income tax return.
YES. As long as you and they meet all of the rules to be your qualifying children on your income tax return. Your source of income is irrelevant.
You are the only one that has all of the necessary information that will have to be reported on your income tax return for the year in order to do the calculation for the numbers that you are looking for. If you would like to do some estimated tax calculations you would need to go to www.irs.gov a…nd use the search box for 1040ES go to page 6 for the 2010 Tax Rate Schedules page 5 has the estimated tax worksheet. You would add all of your gross taxable wages from the W-2 forms box 1 wages, salaries, tips, etc and any other net profit from other earnings that you have in your hand and that amount would be a added to all of all of your other worldwide income total and that is the amount of income that would be used to start with to calculate your estimated taxes for the year. You can find the estimated tax worksheet and instructions by using the below enclosed information If you would like to do some estimated tax calculations you would need to go to www.irs.gov and use the search box for 1040ES go to page 6 for the 2009 Tax Rate Schedules and page 5 for the worksheet. http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/f1040es.pdf you are welcome to try any of the calculators for some estimates to get an idea of what things may look like after using the correct IRS forms and compare the numbers. Use your search engine and type ESTIMATED TAX CALCULATORS and you will be able to find several of them that you can use for this purpose. (MORE)
Yes. Still file a tax return so that you can get any refund that you are entitled to. Make sure to mark on the return that you can be claimed as a dependant so that it is not rejected by the IRS.
Not on your income tax return. But the dependent may want to file the dependents own income tax return claiming the dependents income on it. The dependent cannot claim the dependent own exemption on the dependent own income tax return and will have to make sure that the dependent indicates on the …dependent income tax return that the dependent is eligible to be claimed as a dependent on another taxpayers income tax return. Go to www.irs.gov and use the search box for Publication 17 (2009), Your Federal Income Tax for Individuals http://www.irs.gov/publications/p17/index.html Go to chapter 3 Exemption then Your Own Exemption You can take one exemption for yourself unless you can be claimed as a dependent by another taxpayer. If another taxpayer is entitled to claim you as a dependent, you cannot take an exemption for yourself even if the other taxpayer does not actually claim you as a dependent. Then Exemptions for Dependents Dependent not allowed a personal exemption. If you can claim an exemption for your dependent, the dependent cannot claim his or her own personal exemption on his or her own tax return. This is true even if you do not claim the dependent's exemption on your return or if the exemption will be reduced under the phaseout rule described under Phaseout of Exemptions, later. ans I believe the above is only partly correct as to what your really asking. For example, if you have a child that has income (by employment, by inherritance, etc), even though you may list them as a dependent, that persons income is TAXABLE at your rate. (In other words, because the adult has reasonable income and pays tax at say 25%, if he shifts income to, or his child has income of an amount that presumably would be taxed much less (tax on 10K annually being virtually 0 %), essentially that income must be included as yours to get taxed at the higher rate. See the many publications on "Kiddie Tax". (MORE)
If you and her meet all of the rules for her to be your qualifying child dependent on your income tax return yes. Go to the IRS gov web site and use the search box for Publication 17 (2009), Your Federal Income Tax for Individuals Go to chapter 3 Exemption
If a child is claimed as a dependent how much can he earn before he is required to file a federal income?
A dependent on another taxpayer income tax return with unearned income interest, dividends, capital gains, gross rental income, taxable social security benefits, unemployment compensation, gambling winning and misc income, etc of more than 950 must file an income tax return and report all worldwide… income on the 1040 tax return A self employed taxpayer would be required to file an income tax return if business operation had a net profit of 400 and pay the social security and Medicare taxes that would be due plus any income tax that may be due after adding the net profit to all other gross income on the 1040 tax form and the amounts would be subject to income tax at the marginal tax rates. The must file an income tax return requirement for the year 2009 would be in the 2009 1040 instruction book starting on page 7 through 9 and the book is available at the enclosed web site. Go to the IRS gov web site and use the search box for 1040 and choose instruction Filing Requirements Do You Have To File Click on the below related link (MORE)
If this 1252 is all of your gross worldwide income for the tax year 2009 when you complete your income tax return correctly you will not have any federal income tax liability. You may qualify for a small refund if the 1252 is earned income funds that you worked for.
Yes if and when all of the necessary rules have been met by each taxpayer that is named on the 1040 income tax return. Not as a IRS dependent but as a dependent on the qualifying taxpayers income tax return that qualifies to claim the 19 as an dependent for the exemption amount on the 1040 income ta…x form. For all of the rules go to the IRS gov website and use the search box for PUBLICATION 17 go to chapter 3. Personal Exemptions and Dependents Each test is explained in chapter 3 of the publication 17 and you will also find the worksheet that you can use to determine if the support test is met. (MORE)
No, you cannot. For supporting a dependants you may get a non - refundable tax credit, which is always calculated over your tax due. In other words- no taxes to pay, no tax credit for the dependant. But, if you speak about a child up to 18 years old, you might be eligible for CTB (child tax benefits…) or Universal child tax benefits. (MORE)
Most likely not. The instruction booklet for filling out your tax forms goes into considerable detail about what criteria have to be met in order to claim someone as a dependent. If you meet those (and no one else is claiming you) then he may be able to. However, he can't claim you in the sense of… married filing jointly unless you were actually married before midnight on December 31. (MORE)
Supplemental security income (SSI) is different from Social Security benefits and is not reported on federal tax returns. See Sources and related links for more information.
There are a set of rules in the tax instructions for determining whether or not someone qualifies as your dependent. They have to do mainly with whether they lived with you or not, and whether you contributed more than 50% of their support or not, and whether they had income of their own (and how mu…ch). If they qualify, then yes you can claim them. (MORE)
Children, typically minors ans While the above may be one type of dependent (and also may not), it is by no means the only type. Broadly there are 2 forms, each with different qualifications. Your dependent children & relatives, (which has a surprisingly broad definition). For example, c…ertainly a parent, grandparent, sibling, etc. may be a dependent . Exemptions reduce your taxable income. There are two types of exemptions: personal exemptions and exemptions for dependents. For each exemption you can deduct $3,650 on your 2010 tax return. . Your spouse is never considered your dependent. On a joint return, you may claim one exemption for yourself and one for your spouse. If you're filing a separate return, you may claim the exemption for your spouse only if they had no gross income, are not filing a joint return, and were not the dependent of another taxpayer. . Exemptions for dependents. You generally can take an exemption for each of your dependents. A dependent is your qualifying child or qualifying relative. You must list the social security number of any dependent for whom you claim an exemption. . If someone else claims you as a dependent, you may still be required to file your own tax return. Whether you must file a return depends on several factors including the amount of your unearned, earned or gross income, your marital status, any special taxes you owe and any advance Earned Income Tax Credit payments you received. . If you are a dependent, you may not claim an exemption. If someone else - such as your parent - claims you as a dependent, you may not claim your personal exemption on your own tax return. . Some people cannot be claimed as your dependent. Generally, you may not claim a married person as a dependent if they file a joint return with their spouse. Also, to claim someone as a dependent, that person must be a U.S. citizen, U.S. resident alien, U.S. national or resident of Canada or Mexico for some part of the year. There is an exception to this rule for certain adopted children. See IRS Publication 501, Exemptions, Standard Deduction, and Filing Information for additional tests to determine who can be claimed as a dependent. For more information on exemptions, dependents and whether you or your dependent needs to file a tax return, see IRS Publication 501 . The publication is available at http://www.irs.gov or can be ordered by calling 800-TAX-FORM (800-829-3676). You can also use the Interactive Tax Assistant at http://www.irs.gov to determine who you can claim as a dependent and how much you can deduct for each exemption you claim. The ITA tool is a tax law resource on the IRS website that takes you through a series of questions and provides you with responses to tax law questions http://www.irs.gov/publications/p501/index.html (MORE)
You may claim a dependency exemption for each qualifying child or qualifying relative. If you are the dependent of another taxpayer, you cannot claim any other person as a dependent. The qualifying child or relative must be a citizen, resident alien or national of the United States, or a resident …of Canada or Mexico. An exception may apply for an adopted child that is not a citizen, national or resident alien. The qualifying child or relative must not file a joint tax return, unless all the following are true: . The sole purpose of filing the joint return is to claim a refund. . No return needs to be filed except to claim a refund. . The return has no tax liability. The Dependent must file taxes if all of his or her income is earned income and is above certain amounts. And some dependents may have to file a return even if their income is below the amount that would normally require them to file. The information below explains whether a dependent must file a 2010 return. Single dependents - Were you either age 65 or older or blind? No. You must file a return if any of the following apply: 1. Your unearned income was more than $950. 2. Your earned income was more than $5,700. 3. Your gross income was more than the larger of: a. $950 or, b. Your earned income (up to $5,400) plus $300. Were you either age 65 or older or blind? Yes. You must file a return if any of the following apply: 1. Your unearned income was more than $2,350 ($3,750 if 65 or older and blind). 2. Your earned income was more than $7,100 ($8,500 if 65 or older and blind). 3. Your gross income was more than the larger of: a. $2,350 ($3,750 if 65 or older and blind), or b. Your earned income (up to $5,400) plus $1,700 ($3,100 if 65 or older and blind). (MORE)
Residential rent is not deductible. You can deduct any rent used for business purposes such as office rental, equipment rental, vehicle rental, etc.
If by "claim" you are referring to an exemption, the answer is no. Since your animals are pets , you may be able to deduct related moving expenses (assuming you moved during the year). If you have a service animal (eg seeing eye dog), some expenses may be deductible. If you have a working animal… (ie an animal that generates income), the animal's expenses may be deducted as business expenses. Please consult an tax professional for more information. (MORE)
Yes you can as long as you have receipts or some form of proof that you are caring for her I have care for her since 2003
With dependants and an income of $8800.00 you will probably get back everything you had withheld and you may qualify for earned income credit which will get you more back. It's not a good idea to try an estimate your taxes. It is worth your while to take it to H&R block or someone like that to make …sure you get all of the credits you are due. Caution: don't get sucked into one of the "immediate return" deals. They are a scam. It is simply a high interest loan you must pay back. I know it is tempting to get the money right away but it will be better if you just wait for the government to send you your check. (MORE)
yes, of she lived in your home and they paid more than half of her living expenses