It's TAX SEASON: Who are you claiming?
So I don't know if anyone remembers this, but I posted last summer about my SD17 (now 18) moving out. I delete my blogs after a few weeks so unfortunately there is no going back to that entry. Anyway, she left our home the first week of August 2014. If you do remember, we had a falling out because of her flat out disrespectful behavior towards me (calling me Piggy and so on). We had a HUGE falling out and instead of trying to work on a resolving issues, her solution was to move with her grandmother in another state (of her own choice, not ours). But I also wasn't going to beg her to stay after all the shit I've been through with her.
Fast forward to tax season: My H brought up the subject of our taxes a few weeks ago. He says, "I wonder if we should claim SDnow18". I said "why would you wonder that? Of course we are claiming, she lived here for over half the year". DH explained to me that he knew that WE COULD claim her but had a strong suspicion that SD18 and her GM would try and claim her (even though they shouldn't). DH then said that he would text her and find out what they were going to do. DH has always dealt with BS from BM and her mother (GM) during tax time. It has ALWAYS been an issue. BM has always been very sneaky when it came to getting money in return, even when she is not entitled to claim. Also, her and her mother have always worked together to try and screw DH out of any kind of money they thought they were entitled too.
Here is what that conversation looked like:
DH: has your GM said she would claim you?
SD: yes, she's claiming me
DH: she cannot legally claim you, you were here with us for over 6 months out of the year. We can prove it.
SD: I left in June. That's 6 months and plus, I need that money.
DH: What do you need that money for?
SD: For my bills, graduation and stuff. And I left in like July, that's the other 6 months.
No response from DH after that.
After he told me about her response, I told him "That is a lie. She left in August". He says "Well I know it's her GM and probably BM putting this in her ear that she can get money back. You know she doesn't know anything about taxes". In my head, of course she knows about taxes. When I was 18 I knew about taxes, it's not that difficult to understand: you file, and then you might get something back.
Obviously this is the long story short. I won't even begin to explain the argument we had over it. But anyway, has anyone ever experienced something similar? Do you know how the IRS handles submissions with identical SSN's? My return will probably be delayed once it is submitted.
This won't stay up long. But ugh, frustrating.