Can I claim all daycare expenses if not claiming my child as a dependent?
My child's father and I were never married. We split up in August but we have continued to live in the same household. I am in the process of buying a condo now, but that does not affect 2010. So for all of 2010 the baby lived with my ex and me. He is claiming her as a dependent. I was a stay-at-home mom until July and since I went back to work, my ex has paid child support since I pay the daycare and buy all the diapers/supplies/etc. If he is claiming her as a dependent, can I claim the daycare costs? I'm the one that writes the check to daycare but the child support amount he pays me goes towards half of that. He says he is going to claim half the daycare costs on his return, but I don't think he can do that. Who can claim daycare?