Dependent / Household Members on OIC


What has been other’s experience with Dependents / Household Members on an OIC? My question is specific to children who live in the home, but are not claimed on the Taxpayer’s tax returns. I have filed Offers where the IRS has rejected the return because the “dependents” aren’t on their tax returns and then I’ve filed them after talking with an OIC Specialist who said they should be accepted. What has been your experience? If I have a child who is living at home and attending college. The parents don’t claim them on their tax return because the kids have jobs, but still do not contribute to the household income. Or married children living in the home who may or may not have income and are not claimed on the Taxpayer’s return.