Can You Claim Your Partner as a Dependent?

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A dependent can be a qualifying child or a qualifying relative for tax purposes, and the Internal Revenue Service defines “relative” somewhat loosely. But the rules for who you can claim are still intricate enough to make "qualifying" somewhat difficult. Your partner might be your dependent as a “qualifying relative,” but only if they meet four specific criteria: residency, income limits, marital status, and support needs.

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Original Article Source Credits:   The Balance ,

Article Written By:  Beverly Bird

Original Article Posted on:  March 11, 2021

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