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jasminebd42
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How can I take the child tax off

 
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xmasbaby0
Level 15

How can I take the child tax off

Do you mean the child tax credit?  Why are you trying to remove it?  If you claim a dependent child and you otherwise qualify to get the CTC the software puts it there automatically.  What are you trying to do?

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Hal_Al
Level 15

How can I take the child tax off

Yes, what are you trying to do?

 

 There is a special rule in the case of divorced & separated (including never married) parents. When the non-custodial parent is claiming the child as a dependent/exemption/child tax credit; the custodial parent is still allowed to claim the same child for Earned Income Credit, Head of Household filing status, and day care credit. This "splitting of the child" is not available to parents who lived together at any time during the last 6 months of the year; then only one of you can claim the child for any tax reasons. The tax benefits may not be split in any other manner. That is, you may not pick and choose which parent gets which tax break. 

Note in particular that the non-custodial parent can never claim the Earned Income Credit, Head of Household filing status or the day care credit, based on that child, even when the custodial parent has released the dependency to him.

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