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Hello. If i owe the IRS money, and I did not work last year,

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Hello.

If i owe the IRS money, and I did not work last year, could I be claimed on someone else's return- as a dependent? And if so, would the IRS take from them what I owe? Or would that be on my separate account? Thank You
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Tax
Expert:  Lev replied 5 years ago.

Hi and welcome to Just Answer!

The fact that you owe taxes to the IRS has no effect on your qualifications to be a dependent - as long as all requirements are met - you may be claimed as a dependent on someone's tax return.

If someone claims you as a dependent - that person will not be liable for your tax debt and his/her refund will not be garnished for your tax debt.

However - that will not eliminate your tax debt.

 

Let me know if you need any help or clarification.