can you claim your girlfriend as a dependent?

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Ted
Ted Member Posts: 9 Level 2
edited March 19 in Filing my taxes

I have been supporting my gf for the past two years. She hasn't worked during these times and living at my home as her primary residence. I provide prob 80-90% financial support for all her living expenses including rent and bills. In this case I would be able to claim her as my dependent on my taxes? On free tax usa under relationship to taxpayer I just selected "other" since there were no option for partner or girlfriend. Is that okay?


also in 2022 she did file a tax return on bc she received some unemployment for total of approx 3k and she didn’t make any other income. Also no one claimed her as a dependent. In this case I can amend my 2022 tax return and claim her as my dependent?

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  • RyanZ
    RyanZ FreeTaxUSA Agent Posts: 70
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    Hello Ted,

    In order to keep your personal information private, I'll refer you to the following resources to help you determine if you may claim your girlfriend as a dependent.

    In the IRS Publication 17, Table 3-1 (page 27 of the 2023 version) you can view the requirements for claiming an individual as a dependent. https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/p17.pdf

    You may also use the IRS Interactive Tax Assistant to help you determine eligibility. https://www.irs.gov/help/ita/whom-may-i-claim-as-a-dependent

    If you need guidance for your specific situation, please log in to your FreeTaxUSA account and contact support. This will allow you to exchange securely information with our team.

  • Ted
    Ted Member Posts: 9 Level 2
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    I will do that thanks 🙏🏼