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Answered 2007-01-24 14:46:04

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.

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Do you have to pay your dead husband child support?

You don't have to pay your dead husband's child support. However, there might be a claim on the estate.

Can you claim a child on your taxes if you are behind on child 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.

Coulda mother claim child support at fathers death 50 years later?

She could file a claim against the estate for the unpaid balance, if any, of support that accrued while the children were minors. There is no statute of limitations on collecting past-due child support.

Can you still claim child at seventeen?

The government recognizes children up to 18. Up to that age you can get social security and child support (if applicable).

Is a spouse responsible for the others child support from a previous marriage if he dies?

No. But, the child/children of the deceased may have a claim to assets of their father's estate.

Can you claim child support on taxes?

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.

Do you have to claim child support as income?


You have 3 step children from your new wife your ex-wife wants child support can you claim hardship?


How much child support can a woman claim from an ex husband?

It is impossible to provide a number for this as laws vary depending on the country, state or province in which the case is being handled. Taken into consideration will also be the income of the father, the mother and the number of children requiring support.

Do you have a right to claim child support after 5 years when the child was born?

Yes, there is no limitation on beginning a case for child support. It's unlikely that you will get much, or anything at all in arrears from the 5 years that you did not request it, but child support is the right of the child and each parent is financially responsible for their children.

Could you file taxes in Louisiana for your children if you are paying child support?

Whether you can claim the children on your taxes depends on your divorce agreement. Only one parent can claim per year, in any case.

Can a child out of wedlock claim child support?

In most states yes. However, the child will not claim it, rather the custodial parent.

Can a parent claim a child on their taxes if they have already gave up rights to the child?

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.

How do you recover uncollected child support payments?

Keep the claim active with child support enforcement

Can i claim child support that i get for my son on my taxes?


If you pay child support could you claim your child on your taxes?

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

Can your ex-wife and her new husband legally claim your children on their taxes if she does not have a taxable income but he does?

Yes, if the couple is responsible for more than half of the financial support pertaining to the child/children. If the support amount is equal, it would be advisable for the parents to try to find an equitable solution w/o involving the court.

If you are late on child support can you claim the child on taxes?

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

Can you claim your financial support for your child on your taxes if child lives with other parent?

No, child support is not tax deductible by the payer.

How do you keep a claim for child support current?

Contact Child Support Enforcement every 24 months.

How does income taxes and child support work?

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

Can the father of your grandchildren who pays no support at all claim children as his dependents for tax refund?

No. In order to claim a child as a dependent the claimant must be able to show they have contributed more than 50% of the child's financial needs, regardless of whether or not a child support order exists.

Can another family member claim your child if you owe child support?

The person who provided physical custody of the child for more than 50% of the year can claim the child as a dependent, regardless of whether or not back child support is owed.

If you are not divorced but your wife left the state and you are paying child support can you claim your children?

If you have them 51% of the time. What have to done to get the children returned to the jurisdiction of the court? see link below

If the father pays child support and alimony does he get to claim the children on his tax returned even though they are separated?

In most cases the parent providing the majority of the total support (more than 50%) is entitled to claim the dependent deduction. It is also becoming more common for the divorce decree or child support order to include a specific rule as to which of the parties can claim them as dependents.