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sveal95
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Since I added my son’s information on my tax return as a non dependent and my boyfriend is claiming him, how can I remove my son’s information?

 
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Hal_Al
Level 15

Since I added my son’s information on my tax return as a non dependent and my boyfriend is claiming him, how can I remove my son’s information?

You must delete your son's information.   If you and the other parent live together, only one of you can claim the child for any tax benefit. The interview is confusing (it's designed for divorced parents). The second parent should not enter the child, at all.

In the personal info section, scroll down to dependents. Click EDIT. On the next page, click DELETE next to your son's name.

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 If you and the other parent live together, either one of you (but not both) may claim the child. You may decide between you which one will claim the child. Only if you can’t agree, do the IRS tie breaker rules apply, to see who has first choice. It may be worthwhile to prepare trial returns, both ways,  to see which way the family comes out best. This tool may be useful: https://turbotax.intuit.com/tax-tools/calculators/taxcaster/?s=1.

 




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Hal_Al
Level 15

Since I added my son’s information on my tax return as a non dependent and my boyfriend is claiming him, how can I remove my son’s information?

You must delete your son's information.   If you and the other parent live together, only one of you can claim the child for any tax benefit. The interview is confusing (it's designed for divorced parents). The second parent should not enter the child, at all.

In the personal info section, scroll down to dependents. Click EDIT. On the next page, click DELETE next to your son's name.

__________________________________________________________________________________________________________

 If you and the other parent live together, either one of you (but not both) may claim the child. You may decide between you which one will claim the child. Only if you can’t agree, do the IRS tie breaker rules apply, to see who has first choice. It may be worthwhile to prepare trial returns, both ways,  to see which way the family comes out best. This tool may be useful: https://turbotax.intuit.com/tax-tools/calculators/taxcaster/?s=1.

 




sveal95
New Member

Since I added my son’s information on my tax return as a non dependent and my boyfriend is claiming him, how can I remove my son’s information?

I’m waiting to amend my tax return so I can remove him since I already e filed.
Hal_Al
Level 15

Since I added my son’s information on my tax return as a non dependent and my boyfriend is claiming him, how can I remove my son’s information?

Your BF does not need to wait for you to amend your return. He can file now and claim the child. But he cannot e-file. He will have to mail in a paper return.
sveal95
New Member

Since I added my son’s information on my tax return as a non dependent and my boyfriend is claiming him, how can I remove my son’s information?

I thought so but I wasn’t so sure, thank you !
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