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Reta Krick A qualifying relative must be related or live with taxpayer as a member of the household for the entire year in order to be a dependent as long as the relationship does not violate local law. WHAT IS LOCAL LAW?
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Rain Hughes The laws of the state where you live. For example, in some states it is illegal to live with a person who is married to another. A taxpayer with such a relationship could not claim that person as a dependent.
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If the state I live in does not recognize adultery, then is it not illegal ro live with and claim a person who is married to another
Posted by Reta on 02/16/2012 @ 4:40 AM
If you are married, you can claim one for yourself and one for your wife, there is no more dependent to violate the local law.
Posted by JOHN on 02/23/2012 @ 7:43 AM

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