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Good morning. Your living arrangements do not dictate who has to file a return. Whether or not any particular person has to file a return is based upon their income levels, not who they live with. If your parents had an income level that required them to file a return prior to moving in with you, they still have that requirement.
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So my parents did file a return prior to moving in...fathers retirement is 2900/mth, and then they receive social security.
I work fulltime and file a return.
Now that we all live together, I pay all the bills, they no longer drive I take them to all apts, and pay for their medications...
Is there a way to combine things and only I file a return?..looking to make this as cost effective for us as possible.