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sbrady0727
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I have two children that do not live with me but I pay child support how do I apply the non custodial parent credit for paying child support and being up today with my payments

 
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xmasbaby0
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I have two children that do not live with me but I pay child support how do I apply the non custodial parent credit for paying child support and being up today with my payments

Sorry it does not work like that.  Child support does not get  entered on a tax return.

 

IF --and only if-- the custodial parent signed Form 8332 then you would be able to get the child tax credit.

**Disclaimer: Every effort has been made to offer the most correct information possible. The poster disclaims any legal responsibility for the accuracy of the information that is contained in this post.**
Carl
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I have two children that do not live with me but I pay child support how do I apply the non custodial parent credit for paying child support and being up today with my payments

Child support you pay is not deductible from your taxable income, and never has been.

 

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