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I live with my fiancee and three children who are not ours.

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I live with my fiancee and three children who are not ours. Their parents are in jail. Grandpa has custody BUT we pay for all food, clothing, and other activities and we contribute to expenses of the house like electric, gas, etc. CAN I CLAIM THEM AS DEPENDANTS?

Accountant's Assistant: The Accountant will know how to help. Is there anything else the Accountant should be aware of?

Just need to know if I can say in good faith that they are dependent children?

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Your question is - CAN I CLAIM THEM AS DEPENDANTS?

Unfortunately - you may not because you are not related to children.

But your fiancee may claim children.

Also if you would be getting married - that will allow you to claim children as dependent.

Sorry if you expected differently.

Let me know if you need any help.

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