Senior Member, Non-Attorney
You're either dad or dad's girlfriend. Don't be coy...it's pretty obvious.
Well, you are not sharing them here, so he needs to see a tax professional that he can share them with, because the nitty gritty details DO matter.Yes, that's what I figured, but was unsure about the issue of claiming dependents, which is what I was specifically asking about.
As far as not being familiar with the nitty gritty details, that's just not the case.
The basic rule is that the IRS has 3 years from the date the return is filed to assess any additional tax for that return. But there are several circumstances that can extend that time. LdiJ mentioned one of them, which is fraud. If fraud was committed then there is no SOL. Also, if the taxpayer understates income by 25% or more the SOL becomes 6 years instead of 3. If the taxpayer files bankruptcy the SOL is extended during the period that the automatic stay is in place, plus 30 days. The SOL is also extended for any time that the taxpayer is outside the U.S. There are a few more situations that can extend the SOL but they are not very common and very few taxpayers would encounter them.Do you know the statute of limitations off hand?