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Gus327
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Child deductions

I am claiming my son but not my daughter, I am claiming my daughter's daycare expense.  I don't want to mess up so her father can not claim her.    Clear as mud?


gus327

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macuser_22
Level 15

Child deductions

Which parent did the child physically live with more then half of 2019?

**Disclaimer: This post is for discussion purposes only and is NOT tax advice. The author takes no responsibility for the accuracy of any information in this post.**
Gus327
New Member

Child deductions

First your awesome, second I'm doing my daughters taxes...that being said.

 

She split but had both children 100%. She is claiming her son but her ex will claim the daughter. She wants to claim daycare expense for the daughter so I dont want to mess it up so he can't claim her.  Make sense?

 

Gary (gus327)

Gus327
New Member

Child deductions

Think I found a box where it states other parent will claim but I get to claim daycare.


Thanks!!

macuser_22
Level 15

Child deductions

If you are the custodial parent where the child physically lived for more than half the year (183 nights) then:

When you enter the dependent, you say that he/she is "Your child" (not you and your spouse if remarried),
he/she lived with you the whole year,
“no” the child did not pay more than half of his/her own support,
"yes", you have a custody agreement,
and "yes", the other parent is claiming this year.  

That will give you the EIC, Child Care Credit and Head of Household filing status if you otherwise qualify.

The child would be listed as "non-dependent EIC & Dependent Care only".

The other (non-custodial) parent can claim the child’s exemption and child tax credit only and needs a signed 8332 form to do so.

**Disclaimer: This post is for discussion purposes only and is NOT tax advice. The author takes no responsibility for the accuracy of any information in this post.**
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