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Sons father asking to claim him on taxes

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So my sons father called me yesterday to ask me if he could claim my son for taxes this year. My son is living with me btw...he gave me some story about him getting life insurance through his job and said that if he claimed him that they would give him more back..to me this sounds very fishy. He said he would give me the money for it but I do not trust him..also he cannot claim him because my son lives with me. I think he is just trying to fool me because if he wanted to get more on the life Insurance all he has to do is pay more right?
by on Feb. 6, 2013 at 9:44 AM
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ameraznkimko
by on Feb. 7, 2013 at 8:52 AM
I actually filed my taxes the day before he asked me...I just couldn't believe the story he was trying to tell me because I have never heard of that before..thanks

Quoting lazyd:

Life insurance and claiming someone on taxes are two different things.  You dont get anything "back" from life insurance unless someone dies.  You can pay more for a higher amount of life insurance.  You can have any one you want as a beneficiary on a life insurance policy - whether they are related or not.  BUT you can only claim someone on your taxes that is your dependent.  Your ex just wants to claim his son, so he will get more back in taxes, but just tell him you already claimed him.  Only one person can claim your son as a dependent, even if your ex pays CS, he still cant claim him on his taxes.  Your ex will not give you that money, even if he did, why dont you just get the money back without any worry, by claiming your own son.  If there is no custody papers stating otherwise, than since your son lives with you, you claim him.      

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ameraznkimko
by on Feb. 7, 2013 at 8:53 AM
Wow really..can't he get in trouble for that?

Quoting splatz:

I wouldn't do it. But hey, at least he asked... My ex husband just automatically claims our son every year even though he lives with me and the divorce only says he can every other year.
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Krystle21
by on Feb. 7, 2013 at 9:33 AM
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At least he asked, my kids father claims without asking or having the right to.
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ameraznkimko
by on Feb. 7, 2013 at 9:59 AM
Can't you get him in trouble for that?

Quoting Krystle21:

At least he asked, my kids father claims without asking or having the right to.
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MichelleSw
by on Feb. 7, 2013 at 10:01 AM

Does he pay Child Support & help financially? If so, he should claim him. Otherwise, no. JMO

ameraznkimko
by on Feb. 7, 2013 at 10:08 AM
Why would he claim him even if he was paying child support? My son lives with me 100% of the time except on the weekends sometimes he will see his father..I checked with the IRS already and it's the parent that the child lives with that gets to claim them

Quoting MichelleSw:

Does he pay Child Support & help financially? If so, he should claim him. Otherwise, no. JMO

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MichelleSw
by on Feb. 7, 2013 at 10:09 AM


Quoting ameraznkimko:

Why would he claim him even if he was paying child support? My son lives with me 100% of the time except on the weekends sometimes he will see his father..I checked with the IRS already and it's the parent that the child lives with that gets to claim them

Quoting MichelleSw:

Does he pay Child Support & help financially? If so, he should claim him. Otherwise, no. JMO

I said MY OPINION. YAy. 

Krystle21
by on Feb. 7, 2013 at 11:34 AM
Well this has been going on for years I would think he would've gotten in trouble by now but I guess not. This seems to be a common issue so I guess the IRS doesn't take it that seriously. They don't give me any info about it


Quoting ameraznkimko:

Can't you get him in trouble for that?



Quoting Krystle21:

At least he asked, my kids father claims without asking or having the right to.

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Missy5326
by Member on Feb. 7, 2013 at 11:57 AM

Only one of you can claim him.  I let my ex claim two of my three kids and it worked out financially well for both of us.

Pammi86
by Pamela on Feb. 7, 2013 at 12:50 PM

I would not allow him to claim him!

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