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Be a good time for the room mate to amend her return.Room mate cannot claim the dependent child of another person.Your daughter could do amended return too if she has any income to claim the child.IRS here is going to likely disallow the room mate claiming the child since it was not hers legally.
In this tax tutorial, you will learn about dependents. A dependent is a person other than the taxpayer or spouse who entitles the taxpayer to claim a dependency exemption. Each dependency exemption decreases income subject to tax by the exemption amount. For 2014, the exemption amount is $3,950.
Understanding Taxes -Dependents - IRS.gov
One way or another here either you amend return or they will do so and disallow the child.Child is not related to room amte so she cannot claim them.Your daughter can do so.Please don't shoot the messenger.
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Yes she can do so and the IRS may want more information here.But it would be a good start to go on and do it.