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jaromelwallace
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Child dependent my 12 year old son has lived with me all year but his birth mom wrongfully claimed him this year. What can I do?

He didn't live with her during 2016 and she didn't see him but a few times all year and bought him nothing. She didn't help at all for anything.
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AmyW
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Child dependent my 12 year old son has lived with me all year but his birth mom wrongfully claimed him this year. What can I do?

If your dependent was claimed when they should not have been, you can ask the other party to amend the return. If they will not remove the dependent, you may file on paper. The IRS will contact both parties to determine who is entitled to claim the dependent, and will credit the person that met the requirements. If it is determined that the other party should not have claimed the dependent, the IRS will make them pay back the exemption along with any penalties or interest associated with their false claim.

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AmyW
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Child dependent my 12 year old son has lived with me all year but his birth mom wrongfully claimed him this year. What can I do?

If your dependent was claimed when they should not have been, you can ask the other party to amend the return. If they will not remove the dependent, you may file on paper. The IRS will contact both parties to determine who is entitled to claim the dependent, and will credit the person that met the requirements. If it is determined that the other party should not have claimed the dependent, the IRS will make them pay back the exemption along with any penalties or interest associated with their false claim.

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