I am a single adoptive parent (there is no father). my child is temporarily in c

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    ladybankerposted 7 years ago

    I am a single adoptive parent (there is no father). my child is temporarily in care of Dept. of...

    Social Services, living in a group home.  I am required to pay a portion of my salary monthly to the state as partial child support.  Can I still list my child as a dependent on my tax return and claim him as an exemption?

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    kaiyan717posted 7 years ago

    Child must live in your home for more than 6 months of 2010 and have the legal right to file them as a dependent., i.e. court standings.  Massive penalties, I would suggest asking the IRS directly.

 
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