Who can be claimed as a dependent in this situation?

Adam, who is single, pays all of the support of the household for his girlfriend Cynthia and her 7-year old son, Joe. The relationship between Adam and Cynthia does not violate local law. Cynthia has earned income of $9,500…and had income tax withheld. With one qualifying child, Cynthia can claim EIC. She files and

Adam, who is single, pays all of the support of the household for his girlfriend Cynthia and her 7-year old son, Joe. The relationship between Adam and Cynthia does not violate local law. Cynthia has earned income of $9,500…and had income tax withheld. With one qualifying child, Cynthia can claim EIC. She files and income tax return to obtain a refund of withheld income taxes, and also claims EIC on her return. Who can Adam claim as a dependent?

a) Cynthia
b) Both Cynthia and Joe
c) Neither Cynthia or Joe
d) Joe

Other answer:

Biotrader:
C.

Adam can't claim Cynthia because she made more than $4,050 for the year. Adam can't claim Joe because Joe is not his child and Cynthia, as the mother, had the right to claim Joe and did claim Joe.

tro:
no one claims Adam, he claims his own exemption as a single filer
and if Cynthia makes $9500 Adam does not support her and her child
Pascal the Gambler:
c. because she already claimed Joe and Adam cannot claim her.
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neither – has to be legal guardian – by law or blood
Judy:
c
Bob:
C
RUSerious:
C
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