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Can you be sentenced to jail time for claiming child dependents on your taxes that did not live with you?

My sister and I agreed that I would claim her three children on my federal taxes this year because I had helped her financially. Now, she is turning me in for tax fraud

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Yes, you can be sentenced if you have claimed a child dependent on your taxes that did not live with you in many states. However, this depends on the state you are in and also the way you will defend yourself during the hearing.

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Yeah that's tax fraud. But if you can prove she knew and helped you, she is guilty as well. Get an attorney, quickly.

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Really I think we all know the answer to this

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