You allowing your ex to child tax exemption for 2012 should not set any precedence as to child dependency and tax rights in the future. If the Court Judgment does not indicate who gets the child dependency exemption, the Federal Law states that the party with the child 51% or higher of the time, or if on a 50/50 basis, the primary residence of the child, has an entitlement to the exemption. If you don’t need the write off there may not be a reason not to give it to him with the exception that would be a far more fair and equitable decision for you, accept his request if he would split the tax savings with you.
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No allowing the other parent to claim the benefits this year has no effect on future years. To not do it when it is of no benefit to you would waste the benefits and make you look selfish. Both of you would benefit from adding provisions for future years to your support order.
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