She cannot. To confirm that you can, see irs.gov and complete the dependent questionnaire. Best of luck to you. If this answer was helpful or the best answer, please mark it accordingly. Thank you.
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You may get someone with knowledge about Saudi Arabian tax law to answer you on here, but that is certainly not me.
I strongly suggest that if you need further assistance with custody that you get an attorney to help you protect yourself.
The IRS Code determines who can claim a child as a dependant. I am not a tax attorney. But it is my understanding as well that the person who has had the child for the majority of the year is the one who can claim him. It is my understanding that if she had the child for the majority of the year she would not need your permission to claim him on her taxes.
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It is unclear from your question if you are referring to her claiming him on a Saudi Arabia tax return or if you are referring to her claiming him on a US return while she resides in Saudi Arabia. If you are referring to a Saudi Arabia tax return, you need to ask a professional in Saudi Arabia. I suspect that although that is how your question seems to read, that is not what you mean. I suspect you are referring to her ability to claim your son on a US tax return while she lives in Saudi Arabia. If that is the case, you need to contact a tax professional (either a tax attorney or CPA). It is not really a question for a family law attorney.
Based upon the facts presented, your sister is not entitled to claim your son on a U.S. Income Tax Return.
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