Can my mom keep me under her roof being I'm claimed on her income?
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Once you turn 18 years old, you have reached majority age and you are your own boss. If you are dependent upon your mother and live with her, she can claim you as a dependent on her tax return. However, you can move out at any time. Your mother is wrong.
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The general rule is that a Vermont resident becomes a legal adult on their eighteenth birthday. Being claimed as a dependent on someone's income taxes has nothing to do with whether they are a legal adult competent to make their own decisions about their life.