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Is Money from a live-in boyfriend considered rental income that I have to report to IRS

I purchased a home and allowed my ex-fiance to move in with me for about 2 years until we broke up. My mortgage is around $3K/month and all the household bills are in my name. He contributed an average of $1,000 each month to living expenses. Do I have to claim his small contribution on my taxes as income? I purchased all the groceries and paid all the bills from my personal accounts. He basically lived off me and saved his money for 2-years until I had to kick him out.  Oh, and he actually thinks he deserves money back since my house appreciated over $300K in equity during the time he was here. 

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Is Money from a live-in boyfriend considered rental income that I have to report to IRS

No, this would not be rental income to you. What you had was a shared living arrangement, like roommates. If his name is not on your deed, then he can make no legal claim on your equity.  Good for you for moving on.