I have a question about taxes. So BM doesn't work at all. So her only income is child support. I take that back she babysat a friends kids for 3-4 months making maybe 1200-1500 for those 3-4 months. So other than lets say this 1500 income all she has is child support. Now she get assistants with food stamps, she is in low income housing and on medicade for her and kids. Plus I am sure other public assistant programs. Can she file taxes and claim the kids? In the custody papers she can claim 1 kid and SO can claim 1 kid. But it also says that if 1 parents doesn't make enough to get the Child Tax Credit the other parent can claim both kids. Now my question is how do you determined if you don't make enough? Does child support count as an income? From what I am seeing online from other sites I am getting mixed information. Some sites say you have to make $3000. 1 site said that child support does not count as income. So I am not sure. SO is researching this on his own also and I know he will have to discuss this with BM it is just right now she has been in a bitchy pissy mood the past few weeks and I am not sure why. But I have gotten a lot of info from you ladies so I thought I would ask anyone here.