Who should be able to claim my daughter on taxes?

Hi! I would like to know who can claim my daughter on taxes! I have full physical placement of my daughter and have been claiming her since she was born with no issues. Well, last year, her dad tried to claim her on his taxes after I had already claimed her on mine and let him know I was claiming her. I later got a paper in the mail stating we can not both be claiming her (duh) and that one of us was in the wrong. Now this year, he is throwing a fit, saying he wants to claim her so he does not have to pay in. I have full placement of my daughter. He has supervised visits with her and does pay child support every month. Who is in the right to be claiming her? Technically I do not think this is fair considering she lives with me, and I spend lots and lots of money supporting her! Thanks in advance!!

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take turns every year claiming her

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I believe if he makes an active effort to be in her life, and he pays child support, he should get a chance to claim her too. Maybe you can alternate years where one year he claims her and the next you claim her….are you married to her dad? If so you could marry filing separately. I don’t know your full situation but I feel like since he pays child support he should get a chance to claim his daughter too if he’s actively involved in her life.

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You claim her. I know a lot of parents that work it out and trade off years, but I believe actual tax law states whomever she’s with for the majority of the year has the right to claim.

You have full rights too claim her.

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Who ever she lives with 50% or more of the time.

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If u have more than 50% its you.

If you have always have full physical custody and it’s not in a divorce decree then you have the right to claim her. Do either of you have any other children? Regardless I think you can still claim head of household. With the pandemic going on who get the check for your daughter as a dependent?

You she live with you most of the year

Whoever she resides with for 6+ months or more is the one to legally be entitled to claim her

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Get with your lawyer and have it put in the custody who gets to claim her. I would do every other year

If she lives with you and you have her most of the time then it should be you to claim her.

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If you have legal documents it should be stated in them. My ex claimed my son for odd years & I did the even years

IRS website says simply the parent that has the child more is entitled to claim. If you can prove she lives with you, in case he files as well again, file yourself!

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We take turns also which works for us. However, technically without a court order, you can both claim her. You would just have to claim her as a custodial parent or a non-costodial parent. Whoever provides more than 50% of her expenses would he able to claim her as a dependent. The other parent might he able to claim credits on their taxes by having dependant expenses.

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You get to claim her

You both provide for her financially and according to child support rules approx 50% of her care each. I think you should certainly allow him an opportunity to claim her on alternating years. My sons father and I did this too with no issues.

Hes not allowed to claim her under your circumstances.

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Whoever had legal custody of the child on December 31st gets to claim the child for that year here in Ontario Canada

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I believe you should. You put in all the work and spend more money on her so you should have the money from the return. I’m honestly flabbergasted that people think it’s okay that he should get it when he only sees her for supervised visits and pays child support (which never covers full costs of what it costs to raise a child) That’s just my opinion though. Take it to court if he keeps trying, get it in writing.