Can I claim my child as a dependent if I pay child support?

Answer In order to claim a child as a dependent you must have provided more than half of the support for that child during the tax year, according to Only one parent, typically the custod... Read More »

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If a child is placed for adoption in your home in 2008 and is not finalized until 2009 can you claim that child as a dependent in 2008?

When a child is abandoned by a parent receiving child support how does that child get the child support?

The persons in custody of the child must file for legal guardianship and request the court modify the child support order. The person needs legal standing to receive child support.

Can I claim my child as a dependent?

You can claim your child as a dependent on your federal taxes as long as he meets the Internal Revenue Service requirements for age, support and residency.Age RequirementsYou can claim the child as... Read More »

How do I claim a dependent child for tax purposes?

Make sure the child meets the criteria for being your legal dependent. You must have legal custody of a child under age 19. In addition, the child must live with you for more than half the year, an... Read More »