Taxes, College, and Lies
February 10, 2012 5:55 PM Subscribe
I lied about going to college whilst living with my mom. She still doesn't know. It's getting time for her to file taxes, and things could go very wrong.
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I was and am living with my mom. In the earlier part of this year, I lied and said I was going to college in order to keep low rent, as I was broke and at the same time did not feel like incurring debt I doubt I could pay off. I do not want to discuss the merits of such a decision at this moment, so please keep comments away from it.
Tax season is coming up, and my mom is going to claim me as having gone to college for a semester in order to help with her taxes. She expects me to do the same. I have no idea what to do. If I lie, both me and her might be committing tax fraud. If I don't tell her and file mine separately, she might still be committing tax fraud. If I tell her the truth, I might very well be living on the streets/ friend's couches. What help can you offer me?