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I claimed 1 dependent on my w-4 form. What happens if I don't claim the dependent on my taxes? the other parent is claiming the dependent this year

 
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I claimed 1 dependent on my w-4 form. What happens if I don't claim the dependent on my taxes? the other parent is claiming the dependent this year

Your W-4 is just a form you give to your employer to tell them how much tax to withhold.  Your W-4 does not obligate you to file with the same number of exemptions when you file your tax return, however.

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I claimed 1 dependent on my w-4 form. What happens if I don't claim the dependent on my taxes? the other parent is claiming the dependent this year

Your W-4 is just a form you give to your employer to tell them how much tax to withhold.  Your W-4 does not obligate you to file with the same number of exemptions when you file your tax return, however.

**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.**

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I claimed 1 dependent on my w-4 form. What happens if I don't claim the dependent on my taxes? the other parent is claiming the dependent this year

Not a problem.  You will just end up with more tax withheld than you needed.

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