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Dependents & Exemptions
- I am adopting a child and do not yet have a social security number for the child. How can I claim an exemption for the child?
- My spouse and I have provided a home for my niece and her son for the past seven months. She receives no child support from her ex-spouse, and she does not work or have any income of her own. Can I claim both her and her son as dependents?
- Is there an age limit on claiming my child as a dependent?
- May divorced or legally separated parents split the dependency exemption for a child?
- My spouse and I are filing as married filing separately. We both contributed to the support of our son. Can we both claim a dependency exemption for him on our separate returns?
- My husband and I were separated the last 11 months of the year and our two minor children lived with me for a greater part of the year than they lived with my husband. My husband provided all the financial support. Who can claim the children as dependents on the tax return?
- Are child support payments deductible by the payer or can the payer claim an exemption for the child?
- Can a court order determine who may claim a dependency exemption for a child? Does the court order supersede the requirements under Federal tax law?
- My son was born on December 31. Can I claim him as a dependent? If so, will he be also qualified for the child tax credit?
- My daughter was born at the end of the year. We are still waiting for a social security number. Can I send in my return and later supply her social security number?
- My child was stillborn. Can I claim my child as a dependent on my tax return?
- If I claim my daughter as a dependent because she is a full-time college student, can she claim her own personal exemption when she files her return?