Husband and I have been separated for 1 1/2 years. The children current rlt reside with him. He claimed them on taxes for 2015. As far as the expenses for the children for when they are with me, and traveling expenses acquired to see them, the money I send (not currently court ordered, such as ordered child support), school supplies, clothing, educational materials, etc. I fully understand these are costs that are part of being a parent; I just am not sure how to not claim the children- being he already has, and whether or not the fore mentioned type of expeses can and should be listed in any way on taxes.
The children appear to be properly his dependents for tavern purposes. Your child expenses are normally not deductible. This should be stated in the settlement agreement between you and him. You need to see a family Lawyer.
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Child-support and expenses are all determined using some court approved form in Missouri it's called a form 14
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How not to claim the children? You don't claim them as dependents on your tax return. The cost of driving to see your children and child support are not deductible and are not listed on your tax return.
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