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timothystarks
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I selected child tax credit, but found out the Childs mom already used them on their taxes. How do I delete it from my turbo tax

 
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VolvoGirl
Level 15

I selected child tax credit, but found out the Childs mom already used them on their taxes. How do I delete it from my turbo tax

Did she claim the child on her return?  Then you need to delete the child from yours.  Go to My Info.  

xmasbaby0
Level 15

I selected child tax credit, but found out the Childs mom already used them on their taxes. How do I delete it from my turbo tax

Please explain more.   Are you and the other parent married and are you filing separate tax returns?  Or are you divorced or never married/ unmarried?  Who claimed the child on their 2021 tax return?  Who did the child live with the most in 2021?  We do not know enough to say whether you should claim the child and the child tax credit for 2021.

**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.**
SweetieJean
Level 15

I selected child tax credit, but found out the Childs mom already used them on their taxes. How do I delete it from my turbo tax

Have you filed already?

Hal_Al
Level 15

I selected child tax credit, but found out the Childs mom already used them on their taxes. How do I delete it from my turbo tax

There is a way to split the tax benefits. For future negotiations with the other parent (and maybe even for this year) the following info may be of use:

 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/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.

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.

Opus 17
Level 15

I selected child tax credit, but found out the Childs mom already used them on their taxes. How do I delete it from my turbo tax

Note that the special rules mentioned above only apply if you live apart from the other parent – separated, divorced, or never married.

 

If you live together unmarried with the other parent of your child, you can’t split the tax benefits and only one parent may claim the child on their tax return. That parent claims everything, and the other parent must leave the child off their return completely.

*Answers are correct to the best of my ability at the time of posting but do not constitute legal or tax advice.*
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