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Can my DH calim me as a dependent if I worked 5 months this year?

I also received Disability for 5 weeks and unemployment 4 2weeks

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Asked by heatmac4 at 12:55 PM on Feb. 1, 2010 in Money & Work

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  • If you are married, you are not his dependent. You file married filing joint with 2 exemptions (plus any dependents you have).

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:00 PM on Feb. 1, 2010

  • no, you are his spouse, only children can be claimed as dependants

    Answer by peanutsmommy1 at 1:01 PM on Feb. 1, 2010

  • call me dumb... but what r the 2 exemptions?

    Answer by heatmac4 at 1:12 PM on Feb. 1, 2010

  • No you are married
    call the IRS or h& r block for any other questions

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:24 PM on Feb. 1, 2010

  • Exemptions line 6 1040 Yourself, Spouse, Dependents, Total

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:41 PM on Feb. 1, 2010

  • Line 42 multiple number of exemptions by $3,650.

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:43 PM on Feb. 1, 2010

  • What I am saying is you are not a dependent. You are a spouse. It counts the same toward your personnel exemptions. Now that doesn't mean he can use you to qualify for EIC or the other child tax credits. But there might be something for disability somewhere that I don't know about.  Don't let the word trip you up,  but do learn the words.  They are important.


    Answer by Anonymous at 1:48 PM on Feb. 1, 2010

  • From the way I understand it, if you are married filing jointly your "tax responsibility" is determined by the combined incomes and both of you supporting eachother. If you were to file married filing separately the incomes would be separate and each of you would receive less "credit" for supporting a person other than yourself. Does that make sense? I had the same question because I am in a similar situation and that is what I was told.

    Answer by katie23 at 3:45 PM on Feb. 1, 2010

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