Question Details: I have joint custody of my child with my ex-girlfriend. I also pay her child support every month in addition to my child's educational expenses. She has claimed him for the past 4 years. How can we determine who can claim
him each year?
Generally, it is the parent who pays child support who can claim the child on taxes: since you have the economic burden, you also are entitled to the economic benefit on your taxes. Based on what you writeb you should be claiming him.
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