I just turned 19 so I'm a legal adult. I moved out of mothers due to neglect and abuse, but still remain somewhat friendly with her. However, she texted wanting to know if she could claim me on her tax returns. I roughly paid around 6K or 5,600 in taxes. But, I believe she's trying to claim me as a dependent even though I haven't lived with her for nearly two years.
She's using the excuse as that she would be able to give me more. So my question I guess is which way would it be beneficial? What happens if I claim myself and then she tries to claim me? Is it illegal for her to claim me when I'm an adult?