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2011-02-11 00:10:45
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To claim a child as a dependent on your taxes, the child must have lived with you and you must have provided support for over 50% of the year. So the mother in this case can claim her grandson on her taxes if she supported the child for at least 183 days out of the year, regardless of whether or not the mother of the child owes back child support.


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Child support cannot be claimed on taxes. A payer of child support may be able to claim the child as a dependent, but the payments are not tax deductible or count as taxable income.

You can only claim a child on your taxes if you provide at least 50% of the FINANCIAL support (through mortgage, food, clothing, education, etc.) for the child. If you provided at least 50% of the support for the child, then you can claim the child for the tax year in which you provided the support.

You probably can't claim a child you're paying child support for period. The IRS rules generally work out that the custodial parent gets to claim the child.

only 1 parent can claim the child. whom ever the child lives with

Being late or early or on time does is not determining on who gets to claim the child as a deduction

The custodial parent does not have to claim child support monies as income and the non custodial parent cannot claim it as a deduction.

Do you have the child 51% of the time? see my profile no

Not under normal circumstances. The custodial parent does not have to claim child support as taxable income and generally the custodial parent is the one who can claim the child as a dependent deduction.

Because the state provides most of the support for an incarcerated child, a taxpayer may not claim a child if the taxpayer provides less than one half of the child's support.

Paying Child Support has nothing to do with any right to claim the child on their return. A divorce agreement or custody agreement usually deals with rights to claim a child on a tax return. If there is no such agreement deciding who get to claim the child then the IRS rules do. Usually the first right is the custodial parent (the person the child lives with). Residency is one of the requirements to claim a dependent.

They can only do so if the child is a qualifying child or relative anyway...and they provided the support.

Yes. They aren't an adult until they are 18 and if they still live in your home and you support them you can claim them on your taxes.

Generally, if their mother is not claiming the children on her federal tax return then you have the right to claim them on yours. The amount of support you pay may be an issue if your support is minimal and the boyfriend is paying for more than half of their financial support. You may need to file your own taxes as soon as possible to have your tax return on record first. There are variables in this situation and you should speak with a tax professional.See additional information at the link.

This is worked out in the divorce decree; who gets to claim the child. I think you can alternate yearly --- but you both can't claim the child the same year.

If he was responsible for over 50% of the cost of the child, he can claim the child as a dependent. That would mean that no one else was entitled to claim the child, including the father and mother.

No, it is neither income nor tax deductible. see link below.

My child has to pay for lunch can I claim that on my taxes?

Usually if you are paying fifty percent or more of the living needs of the child, you can declare the child. Check with a tax service to be sure. IRS rules are the child must reside with a parent at least 51% of the time to claim them on taxes.

I can only assume you mean claiming the child on your taxes. If you pay child support on a child and claim that child on your taxes, you are committing tax fraud. You can only claim a child on your taxes if you are providing most of his support and that includes he has to be living with you for most of the tax year. How much a father pays does not necessarily relate to him claiming the child on his tax return. You need to review your court orders. They should address who gets to claim the child as a dependent for tax purposes. If not set forth in the order then check your state laws. Most states provide that the custodial parent gets to claim the child for all of the reasons set forth above.

In what? As for taxes, the one who has the child 51% of the time claims the child. See link below for more help.

My child was in the Job Corps last year, can I still claim him on my federal income taxes as a dependant?

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