Hello My niece was born in usa but she lives in Canada with her mom my sister. My sister is divorced and live on welfare. Girl father send the mom $600 month. I send my sister every month $300 . I have all money order receipts. my sister also file taxes in Canada and put the cild as a dependent. I wanted to know can I filed in my taxes my niece as a dependent on me?======>>>>>>>>>>>I guess unless she gives form 8332 to her ex-husband(the girl’s father), then you can claim the child on your return aslongas your agi is higher than your sister or the child’s father.
In this case, you can claim your niece as your qualifying relative if you provide more than 50% of the child’s total support.
what is procedure or what do I need. I have her ss#
The girl is 6
Last name is not same like me
I am also married but no children
Jersey Resident==>>>as mentioned above.
Should I file separate taxes or joint?======>>aslongas you satisfy the requirements, you can file either NFJ or MFS.