What happens when two people claim the same child?
He did call her on two separate occasions to confirm her permission and to get the social security number of their daughter but we have nothing in writing. He pays child support and can proof so with receipts and check stubs for the entire year. Is her mother allowed to claim her child on her taxes? Yes, the child lives with the grandmother but she doesn't support them financially other then letting them live there. The ex worked in 08 and was on state aid for medical and food stamps. We are thinking that since the grandmother claimed her we can certainly prove we provided more financially for the child then the grandmother can but are just worried about what is going to happen since the IRS is scary lol. Any advice or knowledge would be greatly appreciated. Any sites that may help us understand upcoming steps the IRS will take or personal stories would be amazing. THANKS.
* the parent;
* if more than one taxpayer is the child’s parent, the one with whom the child lived for the longest time during the year, or, if the time was equal, the parent with the highest AGI;
* if no taxpayer is the child’s parent, the taxpayer with the highest adjusted gross income (AGI).