May I Claim an Exemption for Myself or My Spouse?


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This interview will help you determine whether you may claim an exemption for yourself or your spouse.

To determine if you can claim an exemption for someone else as a dependent, go to the topic "Whom May I Claim as a Dependent?"

The tool is designed for taxpayers who were U.S. citizens or resident aliens for the entire tax year for which they're inquiring. If married, the spouse must also have been a U.S. citizen or resident alien for the entire tax year. For information about nonresidents or dual-status aliens, please see International Taxpayers.


Conclusions are based on information provided by you in response to the questions you answered. Answers do not constitute written advice in response to a specific written request of the taxpayer within the meaning of section 6404(f) of the Internal Revenue Code.

Estimated Completion Time: 8 minutes

Please Note: After 15 minutes of inactivity, you'll be forced to start over.

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