Question

My ex-spouse and I split our dependent children’s expenses and support. The children split residency equally between each of us during the year. Who can claim them as dependents?

Answer

It doesn’t matter if you provided more than of their support — only if they provided more than half.

Related Topics

Related Resources

How to Qualify for Tax Deductible Moving Expenses

There are several criteria that you must meet in order to deductible moving expenses. See if you qualify with the tax experts at H&R Block.

Same-Sex Marriage and Your State Tax Return

Learn more from H&R Block on how The Supreme Court has changed how same-sex couples can file state tax returns as it can vary by state.

Minimum Charitable Contribution Deduction

What is the minimum charitable contribution that is eligible for a tax deduction? Learn more from the tax experts at H&R Block.

What Tax Filing Status Should I Choose If My Same-Sex Partner Passes Away?

Determine which tax filing status to use if your same-sex partner passes away. The team at H&R Block is here to help.