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Can I claim my husband as a dependent on my taxes?

Asked by: tmoran 696 views YA Discussion

I am the only one working & pulling in most of the money. My husband is on disability. Is it possible if I can claim him on my taxes this year even if he is an adult??

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  1. Pascal the Gambler on Jan 07, 2013 Reply

    No, you file jointly. Same effect, but spouse is never a dependent.

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  2. Bostonian In MO on Jan 07, 2013 Reply

    No, a spouse is never a dependent.

    You can file a joint return even if only one of you had any income. That would work out better than claiming him as a dependent would even if you could.

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  3. Bobbie on Jan 07, 2013 Reply

    No not as a dependent for this purpose on the married filing joint 1040 income tax return during the 2013 tax filing season.
    MFJ 2 exemption primary taxpayer and cotaxpayer with both names and SSN on the top lines of the 1040 FIT return for this purpose and time in your life.
    Total income free of the federal income tax would be 19500 for the 2012 tax year during the 2013 tax filing season for this purpose using the standard deduction amount of 11900 for the MFJ status plus the 7600 exemption amount for 2 taxpayer exemptions for this purpose.
    Check out your state website around the end of January to see if you can find some free face to face assistance with your 2012 income tax return during the 2013 tax filing season for this purpose VITA/TCE or the AARP Tax-Aide program might have some local volunteer sites in your area for this purpose and time in your life.
    Hope that you find the above enclosed information useful. 01/07/2013

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  4. Judy on Jan 07, 2013 Reply

    A spouse can not claim a spouse as a dependent. But you can file a joint return, even if all the money comes from one person – a joint return is an even better deal that having a dependent.

    His disability might be taxable income.

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  5. Ryan M on Jan 07, 2013 Reply

    You already “claim” him by filing a married tax return.

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