I am resident and citizen of USA adopted stepchild in India. Child living with biological mother (my wife). Remitting money, school/medical records in child's new name, utility bill in wife's new name, showed adopted child as beneficiary in IRA, bank account in USA. Could not show him as dependent in Tax return as he is living abroad ITIN No not obtainable
I am not sure of what is the question you are asking. Is is custody? Taxes? or immigration?
If you are asking how you can document your entitlement to take an income tax deduction for supporting your adopted stepchild who is living with his/her mother in India, you may be "getting ahead" of yourself here.
Generally speaking, only the CUSTODIAL parent gets the dependent deduction for a child living at home. The child must reside with you more than ½ the days in the tax year. Sometimes, this is infrequently changed as a negotiated term of a Court Order of Support/Custody based on a support/custody proceeding or divorce decree based on an agreed-upon separation agreement, but in the absence of something special like that, the default rule is you wouldn't be entitled to take the deduction irrespective of the level of support.
Supposedly, in theory, the assignment of the deduction to the custodial parent who is receiving support payments is factored into the "percentage of income per child" support levels due under the applicable laws such as the "Child Support Standards Act" (NYS Family Court Act/Domestic Relations Laws). As incredible as this seems due to the seemingly arbitrary operation of the support calculations and the opaque way in which the statutory percentages are arrived at, if the NCP could take the deduction, his support payment percentages would be even higher, as hard is this is (for me and many of my NCP clients) to believe.
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