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vanna8806
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Daughter moving with me on January 1 and she no longer since her father. How do I claim her for the 2021 tax credit if he is already filed his taxes for 2020 and claimed

He claimed her anyway and his check wasn't garnished for back child support.
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Critter-3
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Daughter moving with me on January 1 and she no longer since her father. How do I claim her for the 2021 tax credit if he is already filed his taxes for 2020 and claimed

Your post is confusing but I will take a stab at it ...

 

1) other parent claimed the child on the 2020 return ... if they were supposed to then there is nothing to be done.  

 

2) their refund was not grabbed for an offset of child support ... maybe they did not have a refund  OR  their return has not been processed yet  OR  the offset has not been released yet for distribution (this can take 6 months or more depending on the state)

 

3) if the child lives with you for more than 1/2 the tax year 2021 then you will claim them on the 2021 return to get the CTC

 

4) you may be able to get the CTC advance when they open the portal sometime over the next month ...

For more information, see the following links on the IRS web site.


IRS sending letters to more than 36 million families who may qualify for monthly Child Tax Credits; ...


Advance Child Tax Credit Payments in 2021

macuser_22
Level 15

Daughter moving with me on January 1 and she no longer since her father. How do I claim her for the 2021 tax credit if he is already filed his taxes for 2020 and claimed

Jan 1 of what year - 2020 or 2021?

 

If she lived with you more than half of 2020, then only you could claim her unless you release her to the other parent with a 8332 form.   If Jan of 2021 then 2020 is over with and you claim her in 2021.

 

For 2020:

If you or a dependent that you are entitled to claim has already been claimed by another taxpayer, your e-filed return will reject since the SSN has already been used (either intentionally or in error such as a mistyped SSN).

Your only recourse is to file a correct tax return, claiming what you are entitled to claim, then print and mail the return.

The IRS will process both returns and pay any refunds. Shortly (within a year) the IRS will mail letters to both taxpayers asking if their tax return was filed in error and suggesting that they amend if they improperly claimed.

If neither taxpayer amends, the IRS will send a second letter asking for each taxpayers proof that they are entitled to the claim.

The IRS will evaluate each taxpayers claim and award the credit to one taxpayer, the other will have to payback any refund received plus interest and possible penalties.

Do not ignore the letters or you will loose.

 

**Disclaimer: This post is for discussion purposes only and is NOT tax advice. The author takes no responsibility for the accuracy of any information in this post.**
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