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Q: Who as the right to claim there child on taxes?

Q: My daughter father feels I should let him claim her on his taxes because he does for her ( he only buys clothes and shoes nothing else) everything else I do and I also buy clothes && shoes she lives with me she only visits him. I make sure she has a place to live food, I take her to all her check ups I’m helping with homework. He doesn’t even know what school she goes too… 

A: Per IRS regulation, the custodial parent is presumptively entitled to claim the child as a dependent on her tax return. That said, if the benefit to claiming the child on the father’s return is greater than the benefit you’d derive, perhaps a deal can be made (e.g., father gets the deduction but gives you the money you would’ve otherwise received had you claimed the child). Schedule a consult with a Bronx Child Support attorney for a full assessment. 

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