Colorado Springs, CO asked in Tax Law for Michigan

Q: I’ve claimed my little sister on taxes these past two years since our mother died

This year my brother wants to be spiteful and claim her on HIS taxes after I’ve already filed and received my return just so he can use the money for his own purposes, my sister doesn’t even live with him she lives with me and my girlfriend

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Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers
  • Grand Rapids, MI
  • Licensed in Michigan

A: First thing you should probably do is get guardianship over your sister. That would resolve the legal issue of who is financially responsible for her. As to the IRS, it's often the case of "first to file". You can support your claim by showing you provide more than 50% of her support. You'll probably want an accountant or tax attorney to help you with that.

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