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When parents are divorced, the use of the children's exemptions is generally determined by the decree. It has nothing to do with who pays for what. The parent with whom the ch…ildren reside for over 50% of the year may claim Head of Household status.. At no time may both parents claim the same children in the same year on separate income tax returns.. http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/p501.pdf
You have to check the specifics of the custody/divorce agreements if there is one and the IRS tax code. It is possible that you would be entitlted to claim them as dependants.… Consult a good tax attorney or CPA for the specifics.
Whatever you like if the taxes is big enoguh.
Acutally, people saying you can claim two are incorrect. You can only claim 2 for the earned income credit (EIC), but for the child tax credit there isn't a limit so long as t…he credit doesn't exceed your tax liability.
If it was in the divorce that the non-custodial parent can claim one of the children for tax purposes are they elgible for eic?
If it states in the divorce that you can claim 1 of then children each year then you can get the Child Tax Credit and whatever else extra for that child. There may be certain …forms you need to fill out or have the other parent fill out to make it happen.
First make sure you have the right to file the dependant. Then you can file your taxes and wait to see what happens or spend time on the phone with the IRS, or call the person…s who may have claimed the dependant. If you know that you are the only person who is supposed to file the dependant, then I don't think it matters so much. Another person doing so illegally would be the one in trouble.
Yes, but that is not the end of the story. The divorce decree can specify who gets to claim the dependent exemption for the child for income tax purposes. However, t…here is a specific attachment the noncustodial parent must file with his or her tax return each year to claim the exemption. In general, the IRS allows the custodial parent to claim the dependency exemption. The custodial parent is the parent with whom the child lived for the greater part of the year. The other parent is the noncustodial parent. If the parents divorced or separated during the year and the child lived with both parents before the separation, the custodial parent is the one with whom the child lived for the greater part of the rest of the year. The rules as to when the noncustodial parent can claim the exemption changed effective for tax years beginning after July 2, 2008 (the 2009 calendar year for most taxpayers.) POST-2008 DECREE OR AGREEMENT For divorce decrees that went into effect after 2008, the custodial parent must sign Form 8332, Release/Revocation of Release of Claim to Exemption for Child by Custodial Parent (or a similar form,) and give the signed form to the noncustodial parent to release the exemption. The noncustodial parent must attach that form to his or her tax return to claim the exemption that year. The noncustodial parent can no longer attach certain pages from a divorce decree or separation agreement instead of Form 8332 if the decree or agreement was executed after 2008. The custodial parent can specify on Form 8332 the release applies to only the current tax year or all future tax years. To help ensure future support, you may not want to release your claim to the exemption for the child for future years. POST-1984 / PRE-2009 DECREE OR AGREEMENT If the divorce decree or separation agreement went into effect after 1984 and before 2009, the noncustodial parent can still attach certain pages from the decree or agreement instead of Form 8332. However, the custodial parent who gave up the exemption via the divorce decree does not appear to be without recourse. See "To revoke a prior release of exemption" below. PRE-1985 DECREE OR AGREEMENT The rules are again slightly different if the divorce decree or separation agreement went into effect before 1985. See the instructions for Form 8332 if that applies to your situation. TO REVOKE A PRIOR RELEASE OF EXEMPTION Form 8332 can also be used to revoke a prior release of exemption. The revocation is effective no earlier than the tax year beginning in the calendar year following the calendar year in which the custodial parent provides, or makes reasonable efforts to provide, the noncustodial parent with written notice of the revocation. For example, if the custodial parent provides notice of revocation to the noncustodial parent in 2009, the earliest tax year the revocation can be effective is the tax year beginning in 2010. You can use Part III of Form 8332 for this purpose. You must attach a copy of the revocation to your return for each tax year you claim the child as a dependent as a result of the revocation. You must also keep for your records a copy of the revocation and evidence of delivery of the notice to the noncustodial parent, or of reasonable efforts to provide actual notice.
Maybe. Read the "Qualifying Relative" section at the attached link to IRS Pub. 501 to determine whether your boyfriend can claim a dependency exemption for your children. … There are 4 tests, all of which must be passed for your children to qualify as your boyfriend's qualifying relatives: 1. Not a qualifying child: the children cannot be qualifying children of another taxpayer in order to be claimed as qualifying relatives of your boyfriend. Are you required to file an income tax return yourself? If so, your children are your qualifying children and cannot be your boyfriend's qualifying relatives. There are some exceptions, such as if you are only filing to obtain a refund of income taxes withheld and do not need the dependency exemptions for your children to obtain that refund. Read this section of Pub. 501 for exceptions and exceptions to the exceptions. If you determine the child is a qualifying child of another taxpayer, there is no need to proceed to the remaining tests because all 4 tests must be passed for your boyfriend to claim your children as his dependents on his income tax return. 2. Member of household or relationship test: the children are not your boyfriend's relatives (relationship test) so they must have lived in your boyfriend's household all year (member of household test) to pass this test; 3. Gross income test: your children cannot have earned more than $3,500 each during the year. 4. Support test: your boyfriend must have provided more than half of each child's support during the calendar year. The above is just a quick synopsis. Follow the attached link to the Qualifying Relative section of IRS Pub. 501 for more complete information and examples.
You can always contact the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). They have local offices in most cities and they have a website at irs.gov.
Unemployment income does not effect your dependents and your ability to claim them on your return. As long as you meet the other requirement to claim your children then yo…u can certainly claim them.
if you did not work this year but had a new baby in may 2010 do you get the refund for your child
It is not the custody agreement that determines who is qualified to claim the children as a qualified child dependents on a income tax return. Go to the IRS gov web site and u…se the search box for Publication 17 go to chapter 3 Qualifying Child Residency Test Rule 3 Children of divorced or separated parents or parents who live apart. In most cases, because of the residency test, a child of divorced or separated parents is the qualifying child of the custodial parent. However, the child will be treated as the qualifying child of the noncustodial parent if all four of the following statements are true. Custodial parent and noncustodial parent. The custodial parent is the parent with whom the child lived for the greater number of nights during the year. The other parent is the noncustodial parent. Equal number of nights. If the child lived with each parent for an equal number of nights during the year, the custodial parent is the parent with the higher adjusted gross income. You can click on the below related link for more information and examples.
until the child is 18
In Income Taxes
There are a set of rules in the tax instructions for determining whether or not someone qualifies as your dependent. They have to do mainly with whether they lived with you or… not, and whether you contributed more than 50% of their support or not, and whether they had income of their own (and how much). If they qualify, then yes you can claim them.
You would have to ask them directly. The IRS is NOT going to be sharing this type of information with the public.
If you are the one that supports those 5 children then yes. Nobody else can claim those children in their tax, and you need some prof of that claim (like: doctor's bills, rece…ipts of item you got for them. Day care or school notes) in case you get audited.
Education credits or mileage