On a joint return, 5 years old child lived with a spouse overseas for 10 months then both came to USA as non-resident aliens with social security numbers. Spouse had no income for 2019. Can the child tax credit be claimed when child lives with non-taxper spouse over half the year on joint return?
On a joint return you do not use the terms mine and theirs, his and hers or anything such as that. You use the "royal we" so to speak ... when it asks if the child lived with "you" for more than 1/2 the year it means either parent or both parents ... think WE and not I.