My sons father wants to claim our son on taxes next year: Thoughts?

What should I do? My son’s father, after about six years now, has decided that next year he wants to claim him on taxes. I tried to tell him legal reasons as to why he couldn’t so I wouldn’t have to fight, but I’m not sure what to do…I have full physical custody split legal. I make all final decisions, though. He lives with me and is supposed to see him on Sundays from 9 am-5 pm. He’s canceled until further notice because of all the coronavirus stuff and hasn’t seen him for a couple of months and only asked about him once. He pays $260 a month in child support. Nothing was ever said in court papers or parenting plans on taxes, though.

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Turn him into the IRS if he claims him. If you have custody, it’s your legal right to claim your child.

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Irs requires the child the live with the parent claiming them 52% of the year. So if you have him fill time. Youd claim him

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That’s easy. No. He doesn’t pay for even half of the expenses. If he does it anyway, take him to the IRS.

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No he can’t you can check a box on the tax form that says no one else can claim them

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Just make sure you file first and when he files he will be rejected because they only take a ssn once electronically. He will have to file on paper. Once they receive his return they will send both of you papers asking for verification as to who should claim him. Proof from doctors offices and the school and such proving you have him more than 50 percent of the year. Then his will be rejected and yours will be approved. If he happens to file first just file on paper and the same thing will happen and if he was paid by the IRS he will have to repay it.

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He can’t claim him if you have custody and the child lives with you full time.

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Just file before he does. Don’t let him threaten you and scare you into submission. You have full custody. You call the shots

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Hello… court told me that my ex could claim the kids every other year “if” he was not behind on any child support. Needless to say he never got to claim them.

Split custody’s usually share the claiming taxes each year.

Usually if a parent is behind on child support they are not allowed to claim the child on their taxes.

Hell no. All he is looking at is the money, tell him to go pound sand. If he loved that child then this wouldn’t even be an issue. Screw that.

File before he does and claim. If he files first, you’ll be able to present your case to the irs.

He will have to prove he pays half expenses.

Full physical custody also means you can claim the child on taxes, until that child either lives with the father or becomes an adult. Claiming is based on who has the child the most (aka over 6 months of cummulative time per year). He cant claim him unless you let him. Period.

He should be on your taxes if he’s with you Majority of the time. That extra income is for the household where the child resides

Just let him. Whats the big deal with sharing a tax exemption. I let my ex claim 1 i claim the other, he’s paying support. Its fair.

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Nope he cant claim him

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If he financially supports him, as you have stated he does, he should have been able to claim him every other year from the beginning. Of course he should, he deserves to.

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Legally if you don’t have anything written on your divorce papers or custody papers as to who claims child each year then he can claim his child too that’s what the irs told my mom but you can claim him after your ex claims the child it will take a little longer and you will be ask for proof the child lives with you which you will have school papers and other things to proof he lives with you and the money will go to you