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marlenne_28
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Does the dependent child have to have the same address as me ? Mom didn't work year and is asking me to file claim of child , I do help with payments for child mostly

 
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AmyC
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Does the dependent child have to have the same address as me ? Mom didn't work year and is asking me to file claim of child , I do help with payments for child mostly

Residency Test To meet this test, your child must have lived with you for more than half the year. There are exceptions for temporary absences, children who were born or died during the year, adopted or foster children, kidnapped children, and children of divorced or separated parents. - from   Publication 501 - Internal Revenue Service. For more, see page 11.

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