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Do both parents have the right to claim their children on their income taxes?


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2008-08-12 03:39:19
2008-08-12 03:39:19

== == 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 children 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.


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