I am a British Citizen living in Florida on a work visa. I just married my girlfriend on Dec. 12, 2012. I have a son with my wife although I am not listed on the birth certificate. I plan to be listed as the father on the BC before I file taxes this year. Up until our marriage, my wife (then girlfriend) were receiving medicaid from the state of Florida. My question is "Can I claim my wife and/or son as dependents on my 2012 tax return?"
1 Answer from Attorneys
Yes, based on the information provided in your inquiry, so long as another person did not
provide sufficient support to the child to qualify as a child deduction for that person. Your
married status on 12/31/2012 determines your filing marital status for 2012.