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[[ my question is probably very simple.]]

Not likely...when taxes are the issue.

[[ when you have a dependant (non relative)
that qualifies for the dependant exception on the 1040A what do you write in on
line 6c?]]

I assume that you are asking about column 3, where it is asking about the dependent's relationship to you. If you are not related (make sure that you read the IRS instructions to see who the IRS considers related and not related), in column 3 you simply write "none".

[[ also, do i need to fill out a separate form to prove that the dependant
qualifies & if so which one?]] separate form. You just have to be ready to prove the the person actually IS qualified to be your dependent should Uncle Sammy ask you about it.

You can read more about dependents in the Taxes FAQ area.

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