I'm 21 years old. Me and my girlfriend live together with her two kids 2 and 3. I have supported them 100% for the last year and 5 months. Their father can't be found to pay child support.
Can I claim them on my tax returns? My taxable income is about 25k. My girlfriend and I are both full time students. She doesn't work.
They do have their own medical through the state. Last year I wasn't allowed to claim them even though I pay all bills. Rent,clothing, food, diapers. Birthdays, christmas.
I think that's all the information you should need? What are my options to claim them? I have no plans to marry her in the near future.