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b79a84
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I have had court ordered temporary custody of my nephew since October 2016 can i claim him as a dependent on my 2017 taxs

 
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macuser_22
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I have had court ordered temporary custody of my nephew since October 2016 can i claim him as a dependent on my 2017 taxs

If he lived with you more than half of 2017 and his parent did not, then only you can claim him.

**Disclaimer: This post is for discussion purposes only and is NOT tax advice. The author takes no responsibility for the accuracy of any information in this post.**

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macuser_22
Level 15

I have had court ordered temporary custody of my nephew since October 2016 can i claim him as a dependent on my 2017 taxs

If he lived with you more than half of 2017 and his parent did not, then only you can claim him.

**Disclaimer: This post is for discussion purposes only and is NOT tax advice. The author takes no responsibility for the accuracy of any information in this post.**
b79a84
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I have had court ordered temporary custody of my nephew since October 2016 can i claim him as a dependent on my 2017 taxs

By his parents i mean luve with me right if so no they have not lived with me and i have been his sol provider sice oct 2016
macuser_22
Level 15

I have had court ordered temporary custody of my nephew since October 2016 can i claim him as a dependent on my 2017 taxs

Enter him as "Another person" and Nephew and answer the questions if he lived with you and did not live with a parent.
**Disclaimer: This post is for discussion purposes only and is NOT tax advice. The author takes no responsibility for the accuracy of any information in this post.**
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