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Dependents & Exemptions

Question: 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?

Answer:

No.  A dependency exemption for a child may only be claimed on one return in a tax year.

Additional Information:


Category: Filing Requirements, Status, Dependents, Exemptions
Subcategory: Dependents & Exemptions

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