I'm semi new here, though I am a chronic lurker:-) I have a question that I am sure has been asked, but my search for previous posts on it has been unsuccessful. Here goes:
DS's bio-dad wants to claim DS on taxes as his dependent next year. Background: Bio-dad and I are not/never have been married. DS does and always has lived with me. DS is 15 and I/DH have claimed him every year. Bio-dad lives out of state and visits with DS on holidays, summer, etc.
My understanding is that bio-dad does not meet the criteria to claim DS as his dependent (dependant resides with him 6+ months of the year, provides more than 50% of support, etc.)
If he does not meet the criteria, can he claim DS by me just 'letting' him?
Thanks in advance for any information:-)
PS--I already posted this on the Money Matters board. The consensus there is that I probably need the insight of a professional. I'm posting here because I'm wondering if similarly situated nesties may have had gotten such insigght from a professional.
Thanks again in advance.