How do I prevent someone from claiming me (I am over 24) and my child as dependents? We did not live with this person for more than half of the year in 2012 (from June on) and they did NOT pay more than half of our bills to support us- in fact they threw out many of our belongings and attempted to steal my purse!
This person told me that when I lived three hours from them they attempted to claim me on their taxes
and I found tax information where they had tried to fradulently claim me in other years as well (most likely 2009, 2010 and 2011). They even asked for my son's ss number to claim him! I refused to give them his number and this is not the first time they have asked to claim him either!
They stole a lot of other personal information including a copy of my drivers liscense, my divorce paperwork and other important and personal items including receipts so I want to be able to prevent them from stealing my identity to use for illegal tax or other illegal purposes.
I only did volunteer and class work last year so technically I made less than 3600 and I was on food stamps.
Can the food stamps and their receipts prove she was not supporting me or my son or how do I prove that NEITHER my son or I were a dependent?
This person also was unemployed last year from from January to December.