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Important tax question help please

Posted by Anonymous   + Show Post

So are you allowed to claim your fiancé's child without being married? My fiancé tried to claim my son and we would get back a good bit but then today he found out they kept most of the money and he said something about they are sending a letter. Idk how it works but this is a major blow. We were going to pay off a bunch of bills that would leave us with 200 extra a month in our pockets, then pay for his mother's eye surgery and give some to my mom because she is struggling. Idk what we are going to do now.

Posted by Anonymous on Feb. 6, 2013 at 9:28 AM
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Anonymous
by Anonymous on Feb. 6, 2013 at 9:51 AM
Are the loans in default?


Quoting Anonymous:

Yea he has a student loan that he hasn't started paying on yet



Quoting blessed107:

Does he have any outstanding student loans, child support?

Quoting Anonymous:

Not that he knows of



Quoting blessed107:

He must've owed for something since they kept part of it. 









Anonymous
by Anonymous - Original Poster on Feb. 6, 2013 at 9:52 AM

I don't know what that means


Quoting Anonymous:

Are the loans in default?


Quoting Anonymous:

Yea he has a student loan that he hasn't started paying on yet



Quoting blessed107:

Does he have any outstanding student loans, child support?

Quoting Anonymous:

Not that he knows of



Quoting blessed107:

He must've owed for something since they kept part of it. 











Alliemad_3
by on Feb. 6, 2013 at 10:00 AM
There was fraud all over this, intentionally or not. He can't claim him as his step son if you aren't married. Period.

If a portion if his return was taken, it was probably the amount he was "given" because of the credit he received when he claimed he had a dependent step son when he didn't actually have one.
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Anonymous
by Anonymous on Feb. 6, 2013 at 10:03 AM


Different anon.

But he's not his step-child, at least not legally. So yes, what you are doing in the eyes of the IRS is against tax law.

Quoting Anonymous:


How is it illegal for a step parent to claim their step child? Ok it might not have worked because we aren't married and I guess they are weird about that. But he supported him a lot this year. I don't work for many reasons that are none of your business 

Quoting Anonymous:

What you're doing is illegal. Get a job and you can claim and care for your own kid.





Anonymous
by Anonymous on Feb. 6, 2013 at 10:29 AM
Are his loans past due?


Quoting Anonymous:

I don't know what that means



Quoting Anonymous:

Are the loans in default?





Quoting Anonymous:

Yea he has a student loan that he hasn't started paying on yet




Quoting blessed107:

Does he have any outstanding student loans, child support?

Quoting Anonymous:

Not that he knows of




Quoting blessed107:

He must've owed for something since they kept part of it. 
















Anonymous
by Anonymous on Feb. 6, 2013 at 10:34 AM

My guess is a red flag was issued because the child was claimed on a different person's tax return for 2011 and your finance has never claimed him in the past.  They may want additional documentation to show he is legally able to claim the child.

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