I'm going to be living with my parents and my girlfriend at my parents' house soon, both of us being full-time students. We wanted to do this so she wouldn't need to pay for a dorm here (NY is notoriously expensive when it comes to these things). If there's any money sent to my parents, it would most likely be through her parents.
My girlfriend will be filed as a dependent under her parents as she would still be virtually a resident from another state. I'm filed as a dependent under my parents. How would my parents file their taxes? They couldn't possibly claim us both, yet the household size would be larger. I can't help but feel there's a bit of a legal gray area when it comes to these types of situations. Would anyone know the proper, law-abiding way to carry out this plan?