Absent dad wrongly claims daughters as dependents
April 15, 2010 8:05 AM Subscribe
How can this unfair income tax situation be resolved?
posted by davcoo to Work & Money (12 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
A dear 70-year-old lady in our office is raising her two teenage grand-daughters because their parents divorced and then their mother died, and their father didn't want to take care of them. She told me their father claims them as dependents on his income tax return but spends almost nothing on them, not even child support (?). She conscientiously doesn't claim them as dependents (since he does), even though she is providing all their care on her very small salary. How could she correct this? Is simply notifying the IRS enough?