My grandson has been living with and supporting his 19 year old fiancé for a year and a half. All of 2022. She is unemployed and he has paid all the bills. He filled his income tax listing her as a dependent and it was rejected because someone else filled with her as a dependent. They are pretty sure it is her estranged father. They have no relationship and she cannot ask her father because she is afraid of him. Is there a tax form they can fill out to report this to the IRS? Thank you.
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Your grandson was not entitled to claim his girlfriend as a dependent. Dependents are usually minor children, but can sometimes be parents, grandparents, or siblings. See IRS Publication 501.