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I moved my mom in with us and her only income is her SS check. She is 72 and has early dementia. I just found out that she owes back taxes to the IRS and they put a levy on her SS check. If I claim her as a dependent can the IRS take my husband and my tax refund if we claim her?

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This depends on how much of the SS the IRS has withheld this year. There are stringent rules for who is a dependent. A dependent has to live with you, receive at least half of their support from you, and not make more than $3650 a year. I would check with the IRS to see if the portion they garnished would still be counted as income. This is not an ordinary case.
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