How many children can you claim on taxes?
Acutally, people saying you can claim two are incorrect. You can only claim 2 for the earned income credit (EIC), but for the child tax credit there isn't a limit so long as the credit doesn't exceed your tax liability.
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When parents are divorced, the use of the children's exemptions is generally determined by the decree. It has nothing to do with who pays for what. The parent with whom the ch…ildren reside for over 50% of the year may claim Head of Household status.. At no time may both parents claim the same children in the same year on separate income tax returns.. http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/p501.pdf
That issue is usually addressed in the divorce decree.
You have to check the specifics of the custody/divorce agreements if there is one and the IRS tax code. It is possible that you would be entitlted to claim them as dependants.… Consult a good tax attorney or CPA for the specifics.
Whatever you like if the taxes is big enoguh.
As many as they can substantiate and qualify as either "quailfying child" or "qualifying relative".
You can claim on your tax return your baby from the time of birth. As long as your baby is born alive (and even if the baby only lives for a moment) you can still claim the …baby as a dependent. But you can't claim an exemption for a stillborn child.
You are only supposed to claim the number of qualifying exemptions that you are qualified to claim.
Maybe. Read the "Qualifying Relative" section at the attached link to IRS Pub. 501 to determine whether your boyfriend can claim a dependency exemption for your children. The…re are 4 tests, all of which must be passed for your children to qualify as your boyfriend's qualifying relatives: 1. Not a qualifying child : the children cannot be qualifying children of another taxpayer in order to be claimed as qualifying relatives of your boyfriend. Are you required to file an income tax return yourself? If so, your children are your qualifying children and cannot be your boyfriend's qualifying relatives. There are some exceptions, such as if you are only filing to obtain a refund of income taxes withheld and do not need the dependency exemptions for your children to obtain that refund. Read this section of Pub. 501 for exceptions and exceptions to the exceptions. If you determine the child is a qualifying child of another taxpayer, there is no need to proceed to the remaining tests because all 4 tests must be passed for your boyfriend to claim your children as his dependents on his income tax return. 2. Member of household or relationship test : the children are not your boyfriend's relatives (relationship test) so they must have lived in your boyfriend's household all year (member of household test) to pass this test; 3. Gross income test : your children cannot have earned more than $3,500 each during the year. 4. Support test : your boyfriend must have provided more than half of each child's support during the calendar year. The above is just a quick synopsis. Follow the attached link to the Qualifying Relative section of IRS Pub. 501 for more complete information and examples.
Unemployment income does not effect your dependents and yourability to claim them on your return. As long as you meet the otherrequirement to claim your children then you can …certainly claimthem.
if you did not work this year but had a new baby in may 2010 do you get the refund for your child
It is not the custody agreement that determines who is qualified to claim the children as a qualified child dependents on a income tax return. Go to the IRS gov web site and u…se the search box for Publication 17 go to chapter 3 Qualifying Child Residency Test Rule 3 Children of divorced or separated parents or parents who live apart. In most cases, because of the residency test, a child of divorced or separated parents is the qualifying child of the custodial parent. However, the child will be treated as the qualifying child of the noncustodial parent if all four of the following statements are true. Custodial parent and noncustodial parent. The custodial parent is the parent with whom the child lived for the greater number of nights during the year. The other parent is the noncustodial parent. Equal number of nights. If the child lived with each parent for an equal number of nights during the year, the custodial parent is the parent with the higher adjusted gross income. You can click on the below related link for more information and examples.
until the child is 18
No...each child must have a Social Security number listed on the tax return.
Welfare system is not paying up in children.
You would have to ask them directly. The IRS is NOT going to be sharing this type of information with the public.
If you are the one that supports those 5 children then yes. Nobody else can claim those children in their tax, and you need some prof of that claim (like: doctor's bills, rece…ipts of item you got for them. Day care or school notes) in case you get audited.
Education credits or mileage