Tax Law (Questions About Taxes)/SS income


hi John,

i am marry but separated from wife. we live in different places. she is currently getting SS disability due to some condition that prevent her from working. we have a 1 year old that live with me and i supported him.  he is receiving SS benefits on part of my separated wife.  he got a statement at the residency where his mom live.  it is address as follow: jennifer smith for kelvin smith.
since i took care of our son, i will claim him as dependent.  can i declare his income from SS in my return even if it is addressed to my wife and statement goes to my wife address and not mine? will this cause any problem? please explain the best way to deal with this situation. since i am separated, i am declaring head of household with my son. wife will file her own single tax status

Wrong !!!!

In several counts

You CAN'T be hoh and married

She can't file single.

Under very rate circumstances you can claim divorce is final when it is not

But that is unlikely

Parent who has custody and provides support takes deduction

You don't have to pick up sons income in your return

You need help.   Look up local Irs office or VITa in phone ok

Where are you located?

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