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jnel5289
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I have two step kids that there dad claims and there mom is supposed to get the earned income credit

I also got the title to my house officially paid it off can I claim it?
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Hal_Al
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I have two step kids that there dad claims and there mom is supposed to get the earned income credit

Enter the kids, as dependents, in the personal info section. Then carefully follow the interview to indicate that the non-custodial parent is claiming them. That will allow you (and your spouse on a joint return), as custodial parent (the parent the children live with for more than half the year) to claim the EIC. You can only do this on a joint return. Filing as Married Filing Separately disqualifies a taxpayer for the EIC.

There is nothing to claim on a federal return for paying off your house. What is it you think you get? If this is a state tax benefit; you should ask a new question and identify the state.

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