turbotax icon
cancel
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 
turbotax icon
cancel
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 
turbotax icon
cancel
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 
turbotax icon
cancel
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 
Announcements
Close icon
Do you have a TurboTax Online account?

We'll help you get started or pick up where you left off.

If i have joint custody of my son and we switch years for claiming him do i say he lived with me all year

 
Connect with an expert
x
Do you have an Intuit account?

Do you have an Intuit account?

You'll need to sign in or create an account to connect with an expert.

1 Reply
Phillip1
New Member

If i have joint custody of my son and we switch years for claiming him do i say he lived with me all year

Not unless he actually lived with you all of the year. You should enter the accurate number of months.

The rules for determining custodial parent and noncustodial parent take into account the number of nights the child slept in either parents home. The parent who had the child for 183 or more nights is the custodial parent and has the first right to claim the child as a dependent with all of the tax benefits.

If the custody agreement requires the parents alternate years claiming the children as dependents, the noncustodial parent (the parent with the kids for less than 183 days) can claim the dependency exemption and the child tax credit only.

The right to the earned income credit, child and dependent care credit, and to claim head of household filing status are always given to the custodial parent (the parent with the kids for more than 183 days).

message box icon

Get more help

Ask questions and learn more about your taxes and finances.

Post your Question
Manage cookies