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Old 01-24-2013, 09:06 PM
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Can I claim my girlfriends children on my taxes?

Hello folks! I have an issue(or at least I think I do). My girlfriend and her two children have been living with me since January of 2012. I am worried that since I nevered changed my address from my old residence (parents) I won't be able to claim the kids on my taxes. I do have records of paying all of the bills at my current residence but my w2s have my old address on them also. What do you think?



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Old 01-24-2013, 10:03 PM
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“I do have records of paying all of the bills at my current residence but my w2s have my old address on them also. What do you think?”--->Basically, you can claim your GF’s kids as your dependents as long as the kids must have lived with you the entire year and you must provide more than 50% of the kids’ total support during the year of 2013. If you have wrong address, you need to notify the IRS to ensure you receive any IRS refund or other correspondence. You may provide your new address in a variety of ways. You may correct the address by hand on the mailing label included in your tax package or simply write the new address on your return when you file. When your return is processed, the IRS will update your records.



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Old 01-24-2013, 11:52 PM
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Thanks for the info! Does it matter that we moved in together at the end of January 2012?



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Old 01-24-2013, 11:58 PM
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“Does it matter that we moved in together at the end of January 2012?”--> I don’t think so HOWEVER, as said previously, to claim the kids as your dependents on your 2012 return, the kids MUST have lived with you for more than half the year in 2012.



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