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Level 2

Listing dependents

If the other parent is claiming our children, do I need to list them on my return anyway?

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Level 15

Listing dependents

Please explain more-- what do you mean by "our" children?  Who do the children live with -- or at least who did they spend at least 183 nights with?

**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.**
Level 15

Listing dependents

If you are the custodial parent and allowed the other parent to claim the kids (you should give the other parent a signed Form 8332) you can still list the kids on your return and claim child care credit and earned  income credit and file as head of household assuming you are otherwise qualified for those benefits. 

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