Frequently Asked Questions

Can i claim my girlfriend/boyfriend as dependent on my taxes?

Yes, as long as they lived in the home with you for more than 6 months and they didn't work.

 

Can you write off your mileage with a W2?
No, Only people who file a 1099 or have their own business can write off mileage on a schedule C as part of a business expense.
REFER to Schedule C instructions
 

Can you claim your child if he/she worked and is a non-student? 
No, if they made more than $4300. Until they are 24
 

Can you claim your child if he/she worked and are a student? 
Yes, until they are 24
 

Can a student be claimed as a dependent? 
Yes, until they are 24
 

Can you claim your girlfriends kids on your taxes? the kids had to lived w you for more than 6 months
Yes, ONLY if the mom did not work. You have to file as Single, and can only get the EXEMPTION credit. You have to proof you paid for more than half of the bills.  You cannot get earned income credit  or EIC, or child tax credit.  
 

Can my child write off his college tuition 1098T form?
No, the parents who pay for the college tuition can.
 

Who can claim the American Opportunity Credit parent or student?
Parent
 

Can you write off your health insurance payment on a Schedule C as business owner?
No
 

Can you write off life insurance policies?
No 

Do you have to file taxes if you are on Social Security Benefits?

No

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