If your ex won’t sign Form 8332 to let you claim the kids, you don’t have a lot of good options.
With a Form 8332, the non-custodial parent can claim the dependency exemption for the child and also claim the child tax credit.
Form 8332 is a tax form signed by a custodial parent to release their claim to a dependency exemption for a child and give it to the non-custodial parent.
A man by the name of Mr. Alarcon lost a Tax Court case on Monday over whether he could claim the dependency exemptions for his two kids while he and his wife were separated and the kids lived with the wife. Mr. and Mrs. Alarcon separated in late 2006. They lived apart in 2007; she […]
A recent Tax Court case serves as a good reminder for noncustodial parents to make sure proper IRS procedures are followed when filing tax returns, or else the noncustodial parent could lose the right to claim the kids as dependents. The case involved a Mr. Briscoe, who was involved in a divorce in 2002 in which […]