Question by The “L” Word: Does an inmate in a federal prison have to file federal and state tax returns while they are incarcerated?
Does an inmate incarcerated at a federal prison have to file federal tax return for each and every year they are locked up? Do they have to file state returns even if the state they are presently in isn’t their property state? Can a relative claim him as a dependent for every year they are in prison?
Answer by quantumrift
You only have to file an earnings tax return if you had ‘taxable’ earnings in the course of the previous year.
And NO, they can not be claimed as a dependent.
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