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Posted: 4/6/2006 6:59:31 PM EDT
Can I claim my wife who is not able to work but has not yet been recognized as "disabled" by the federal government as a dependant? She did not work for the entirety of 2005.

Thanks, and yes, I will seek professional advice based on feedback here.

Bob
Link Posted: 4/6/2006 7:04:16 PM EDT
You can claim a spouse as a dependant. Mine is a housewife. She doesn't earn wages but she works her butt off here in our home and I've claimed her for over 27 years.
Link Posted: 4/7/2006 6:13:39 PM EDT
Interesting development here, Turbo Tax is telling me I cannot claim my spouse. Obviously, more research is needed.

Bob

Link Posted: 4/7/2006 6:19:10 PM EDT
You do not claim a spouse as a dependent.

You file Married Filing Jointly with your spouse. You get two exemptions.

Same result, different terminology.

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