If I claim my child in my taxes as a dependent, can that lower how much child support I receive a month?
- curtisports2Lv 72 months ago
You can't claim anyone as a dependent anymore. You MAY be able to claim a tax credit if you have a qualifying child. That is not a dependent deduction, it is a tax credit.
Child support is a separate matter. Child support is owed for the child and your tax return has zero to do with it.
- 2 months ago
No, not related at all.
- JudyLv 72 months ago
no. If the child lives with you, you would normally be the one to claim him or her, and are the ONLY one who can claim that child for EIC
- Max HooplaLv 72 months ago
The court determines how much child support must be paid. The couple should come to an agreement about who claims the exemption for the child. This is something that may be figured into the equation and maybe not. In the absence of an agreement, the parent with whom the child lives most of the time gets the exemption by default.
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- STEVEN FLv 72 months ago
NO. In fact, the SAME court order that determines child support should determine IF you can claim the child as a dependent for tax purposes.
- roderick_youngLv 72 months ago
Are you divorced? If so, I would think that your settlement specifies who gets the deduction. Are you saying that you want to re-negotiate the settlement, getting the tax deduction, but less monthly support? I suppose if the two of you can come to an agreement.
- PatLv 72 months ago