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Can I claim a child that lives in another state but has not lived with me but is related.

 
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DS30
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Can I claim a child that lives in another state but has not lived with me but is related.

It depends but if this child does not meet all the requirements of a qualified child (because this child has not lived with you either for more than half of the year or does not fall within special rules for children of parents who are divorced, separated, or living apart (temporary absences for things like schooling, medical treatment, vacations, business, or military service don’t count.), then you may still be able to claim this child as a qualified relative.

Click this link for more additional information about claiming a dependent

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DS30
New Member

Can I claim a child that lives in another state but has not lived with me but is related.

It depends but if this child does not meet all the requirements of a qualified child (because this child has not lived with you either for more than half of the year or does not fall within special rules for children of parents who are divorced, separated, or living apart (temporary absences for things like schooling, medical treatment, vacations, business, or military service don’t count.), then you may still be able to claim this child as a qualified relative.

Click this link for more additional information about claiming a dependent

Can I claim a child that lives in another state but has not lived with me but is related.

What if the parent gave me permission and the relative is my niece?
DS30
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Can I claim a child that lives in another state but has not lived with me but is related.

Yes - you would be able to claim her if she meets the requirements of a qualified relative.
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