All Things Tax

All Things Tax

Like the title says, from the filing process and tax questions to tax policy and reform, you can search and share All Things Tax here. This is the place to find answers to all your general questions that don't fall under the other categories. And just a reminder: questions about software or online filing should be posted in DIY Products.

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Pioneer
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎01-23-2014

tax filing

my mother in law and husband live with me , my husband doesnt work and my mother in law draws social security, can i

claim both of them on my taxes?.

thanks

ashley

Associate (Neighbor)
Posts: 42
Registered: ‎04-08-2013

Re: tax filing

Even if your husband does not work, it is not appropriate to claim him as a dependent.  You would file Married Filing Jointly and you would take an exemption for both of you.  If you are providing over half of your mother-in-law's support and she has lived with you all year, and no one else can claim her, then you can claim her as a dependent.  Her social security income will likely not be taxable and won't count toward the $3900 threshold limit for a dependent.