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    Default Claiming a Child Who Isn't Yours

    I have a Fiance who has a daughter that isn't mine, they both lived with me for the whole year of 2009 and my fiance said that I could claim her on my taxes but I don't know how to claim someone who isn't related. Any advice?

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    Default Re: Claiming a Child Who Isn't Yours

    Where is the other parent?

    What do your fiance's court orders say?
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    Default Re: Claiming a Child Who Isn't Yours

    The other parent isn't in the childs life and has been dodgeing child support for the last 4 years.

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    Default Re: Claiming a Child Who Isn't Yours

    That wasn't my question....
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    Default Re: Claiming a Child Who Isn't Yours

    I don't know what her court orders say, but she told me he gave up rights to her

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    Default Re: Claiming a Child Who Isn't Yours

    Review the rules for Qualifying Relative on page 27 table 3-1 in IRS Publication 17. If the child passes all the tests then you can claim her as your dependent.

    http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/p17.pdf

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    Default Re: Claiming a Child Who Isn't Yours

    Quote Quoting Dogmatique
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    Where is the other parent?

    What do your fiance's court orders say?
    This is a tax question, not a family law question. Even on your usual forum where that question is a family law standard, it wouldn't necessarily apply on the tax forum.

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