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Subject:  Re: Taxes and roommates Date:  6/17/2013  9:16 PM
Author:  YewGuise Number:  118706 of 121095

DD's been in a 3BR/2bath apartment since about 2007 with 2 roommates. Every year at least one of the roommates leaves and is replaced.

The lease and utilities are all in DD's name, but the roommates don't pay her, they write checks for 1/3 the rent, etc, directly to the landlord & utilities. So every month DD sends the landlord 3 checks, the electric company 3 checks, etc.

My point is: your DS could control who his roommates are without actually having any income from them.
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