Earned Income Tax Credit

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Question: Me and my wife is separated and she draws food stamps but I help her with her bills can I claim her on my taxes

Answer: If your payments are in the form of spousal maintenance or alimony you can deduct these payments from your gross income when you file for taxes. You cannot however put her on your taxes as a dependent. Things to consider when deducting spousal maintenance or alimony payments from your taxes is that they must be made in money form, for instance you cannot clean her yard or do maintenance on her car as payment, you cannot live in the same house, and you cannot take a tax deduction on this money more than one time. http://www.divorcenet.com/resources/divorce/divorce-taxation/child-support-alimony.htm

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