Thanks for the quick response. For the past five years (since divorce), each of us has claimed one of the children as a dependent. That changed last year (2019) when she claimed both because I was one month behind in child support. I did not fight it and figured it was a one-time deal. No 8332 form was signed at any point in the past - including for the only year that she claimed both children. Both children live with their mother (my ex-wife) more than 180 days per year. However, our divorce agreement states that each of us can claim one of the children as a dependent until the oldest can no longer be claimed by anyone. At that point, we agreed to alternate claiming the younger child until she can no longer be claimed. I guess I just cannot figure out how and why TurboTax knows that my ex-wife claimed both children last year and "does not allow" me to claim her as a dependent this year even though I answered all of the questions in such a way that she should be claimed as a dependent. Any further help is much appreciated.
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My ex-wife claimed both of our children as dependents for 2019 because I was behind in child support payments at the end of the year. I am now current and plan to claim one of the children per our divorce decree. When I attempt to add my daughter as a dependent in TurboTax, it states that she does not qualify as a dependent. I am assuming this is because of the situation from 2019 described above. First question is "how does TurboTax know this?". Second question is "how do I rectify this so that I can claim my daughter on my 2020 tax return?"
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