They are not independent.

For A and B to be independent, need P(A) = P(A|B), and P(B) = P(B|A)

In this case, neither are true.

Recall that P(A|B) = P(A∩B) / P(B)

So, P(A|B) = .44 / .55 = .80

But P(A) = .62

Since these are not equal, A and B are not independent.