If my mother were to claim my child on her taxes and then doesn't want to give back my money, what would be the consequences for us both if I were to report her?
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masivo52
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If my mother were to claim my child on her taxes and then doesn't want to give back my money, what would be the consequences for us both if I were to report her?

I am 18, living with my mom, who claimed my child on taxes. She does not support my child and I in anyway, except for putting a roof over our heads. I am a full-time student and have been unable to work this year. She told me that she is keeping all the money and plans on spending it on herself. I want my money because I was planning on getting an apartment with the father of my child, since he is the one who supports us. What would happen in I report her? Will I also get in trouble for allowing it? What are the consequences for us both?

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Vanessa
Level 3

If my mother were to claim my child on her taxes and then doesn't want to give back my money, what would be the consequences for us both if I were to report her?

The cost of putting a roof over your head counts as support.
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xmasbaby0
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If my mother were to claim my child on her taxes and then doesn't want to give back my money, what would be the consequences for us both if I were to report her?

If you did not earn any income by working you are not eligible to receive any child-related credits at all. So claiming your child would be of no benefit to you. If your mom is putting a roof over your heads that is support.
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fanfare
Level 15

If my mother were to claim my child on her taxes and then doesn't want to give back my money, what would be the consequences for us both if I were to report her?

You don't report anybody.
If you feel you are the custodial parent, then you will claim the child.
You'll have to file on paper.
IRS will investigate and determine who is right and who is wrong. that could take a year,
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