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im not married, but have lived with my boy friend for 5 years.we

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im not married, but have lived with my boy friend for 5 years.we have a 1 year old child together and he is the stay at home dad.he does not work. i work full time as a teacher and am the sole provider of the household.my question is, can i claim my boyfriend as a dependent on my tax return?
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Tax
Expert:  Dave replied 7 years ago.
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As long as your boyfriend meets the qualifying requirements you are permitted to claim him as a dependent on your taxes. From what you have said he appears to meet the 4 tests. He is not a qualifying child, he has lived in your household for the entire year, he has no income and you fully support him 100%. Here are the 4 test requirements:

Qualifying Relative
There are four tests that must be met for a person to be your qualifying relative. The four tests are:
1. Not a qualifying child test,
2. Member of household or relationship test,
3. Gross income test, and
4. Support test.

This informatin can be found in publication 501 on page 15+. Here is a link to the publication: http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/p501.pdf

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