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View Diary: "Amazeballs" -- North Carolina GOP Seeks to Tax Parents of College Students who Vote (97 comments)

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  •  How is that fair? (0+ / 0-)

    If a child depends on his/her parents, why shouldn't their parents declare them as dependent--no matter where they live?

    Are you really saying that if a parent pays rent and food and gas and car and tuition for a child living in another state--even if the child has a job for spending money--that the parent should not be entitled to declare the child a dependent?

    Just because the government keeps a record of real property transfers, it doesn't mean that the government wants to confiscate your home.

    by NCJan on Sun Apr 07, 2013 at 08:51:02 AM PDT

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    •  Decision doesn't belong to the parents after 18 (0+ / 0-)

      I take issue with the word entitled. If a person 18 or over chooses to claim themselves on their taxes, the parent cannot also claim that person. That's how it works. So it may be a dick move on NC's part, but no parent is entitled to claim an over 18 adult unless that adult agrees.

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