Can a married person still be claimed as a dependent on parents' taxes?
Asked Jul 15, 2013, 01:10 PM
My husband and I married March 2012. I was 20 he was 21. We were both students, but we attended separate universities. I worked, but his mother paid for all of HIS living expenses and for his college for more than 6 months out of that year. I was required to file taxes since I made over the 5,950 mark (barely), but because his mother claimed him as a dependent he apparently could not file married filing jointly which made me have to file married filing separately. Now I can't receive financial aid from my university because they're saying what his mother did was illegal and he has to send in at least some sort of tax transcript. BUT HE COULDN'T FILE TAXES! I feel like we're caught in this loop! Help!