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jonestamika82583
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Can dad file the child that is on mom section 8

 
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AmyW
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Can dad file the child that is on mom section 8

Yes, you may be able to claim your son as a qualifying child if:
  • He is under 19, or a full-time student and under 24 years of age. There is no age limit if he is permanently and totally disabled.
  • He lives with you for more than half of the year (Temporary absences, like going to college does not count)
  • You provided more than half of his support for the tax year
  • You are the only person claiming him
See the article below for the rules about claiming a qualifying child. 

Here is a worksheet that will help you determine if you provide more than half of your son's support:

AmyW
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Can dad file the child that is on mom section 8

Yes, you may be able to claim your son as a qualifying child if:
  • He is under 19, or a full-time student and under 24 years of age. There is no age limit if he is permanently and totally disabled.
  • He lives with you for more than half of the year (Temporary absences, like going to college does not count)
  • You provided more than half of his support for the tax year
  • You are the only person claiming him
See the article below for the rules about claiming a qualifying child. 

Here is a worksheet that will help you determine if you provide more than half of your son's support:

https://apps.irs.gov/app/vita/content/globalmedia/teacher/worksheet_for_determining_support_4012.pdf

Claiming a child will not affect benefits that are received by the child's mother. 

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