Can State Court Determine Who May Claim a Child as a Dependent?

Dr. Friday Tax & Financial Firm, Inc.
Dr. Friday Tax & Financial Firm, Inc.
Can State Court Determine Who May Claim a Child as a Dependent?
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Dr. Friday 0:00
Good day. I’m Dr. Friday president of Dr. Friday’s tax and financial firm. To get more info go to www.drfriday.com. This is a one minute moment.

Dr. Friday 0:12
Can a state court determine who may claim a child as a dependent? The answer is no. Federal law will determine who can claim the child. This is what always happens. People go into divorce court, and they basically say this person is going to get him this year, and this person is going to get him this year, it goes back and forth, etc, etc. And the IRS says, “Wait, that doesn’t make any difference to us. Who has the child living in their home for more than six months in one day? Who is paying and where is that child physically living?” That is the person that’s going to claim according to federal law on a federal tax return. You may actually have two different filings federal and state. Do you need help? Check us out on drfriday.com.

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