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Help me settle this stupid debate with my MIL

Anonymous
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Can you claim your spouse as a dependent on your tax return?
Posted by Anonymous on Jan. 18, 2017 at 12:06 PM
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poietes
by Laura on Jan. 18, 2017 at 12:08 PM

No

Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on Jan. 18, 2017 at 12:08 PM

Lol! Tell your MIL, nice try, but the answer is no. 

mojogirl
by Ouiser Boudreaux on Jan. 18, 2017 at 12:09 PM

http://bfy.tw/9Y7M

The first hit is what the IRS says about it.

You're welcome.

Thewife06
by Gold Member on Jan. 18, 2017 at 12:10 PM
Uh, no.
QuietNarrative
by Silver Member on Jan. 18, 2017 at 12:11 PM
You can in Canada, I believe, if they make under a certain amount.
Anonymous
by Anonymous 3 on Jan. 18, 2017 at 12:11 PM

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Anonymous
by Anonymous 4 on Jan. 18, 2017 at 12:15 PM
If you file "married, filing separately" you can claim your spouse as a dependent if he/she had no income, is not filing a "married, filing jointly" return, and will not be claimed as a dependent by another taxpayer. This is pretty common if the nonincome producing spouse (often a stay-at-home-parent) has arrears, such as unpaid student loans, unpaid child support, etc., which could be taken out of the income producing spouse's refund otherwise.
Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Jan. 18, 2017 at 12:20 PM
Thank you, I keep telling her no you can't but she insist on telling me you can. I'm a SAHM and even though I stay home my husband and I file jointly (married)
CannotCount
by It's Misspelt on Jan. 18, 2017 at 12:29 PM
In Canada yes.
Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Jan. 18, 2017 at 12:33 PM
Really?

Quoting CannotCount: In Canada yes.
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