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Old 02-03-2006, 08:58 AM   #21
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Clear as mud. Still sounds like she has to be some sort of relative for this to not become a red flag, yes?
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Old 02-03-2006, 09:38 AM   #22
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Clear as mud.* Still sounds like she has to be some sort of relative for this to not become a red flag, yes?
Hey, Marshac, maybe you shouldn't get married after all-- just adopt her!
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Well look at it this way...if he marries her sister, she becomes his sister in law, and that'd be legal.

I think I saw a movie with that plot line too...lemme think about it a minute...
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So, in IRS speak, Marshac can claim his GF as a dependent because she is a "qualifying relative" even though she is not related to him. And in IRS speak, he cannot be head of household because she is not a "qualifying person" because she is not a relative.



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From Martha's textbook of how to deal with the IRS: If two publications/letters from the IRS seem to say contradictory things, then you better look at the statutes and regulations. When will the IRS learn to write!
I'm no lawyer, nor do I play one on the internet, but I concur. Sadly, IRS people often don't know what the heck they are talking or writing about. Go to the original legislative text when in doubt.

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. . .Sadly, IRS people often don't know what the heck they are talking or writing about.* Go to the original legislative text when in doubt.
Are you implying that legislators know what the heck they are talking or writing about?
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I thought that was their lobbyists, especially the friends of Jack.
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Well, whether they do or not, they are by definition right.

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