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Filing Taxes after Divorce for Personal Exemptions

Jeeze, as if divorce wasn’t stressful enough, now tax season is almost here. If you haven’t taken the time to consider how filing taxes after divorce will impact you, it’s time to start thinking about it. When there is a divorce or separation, who is the custodial parent? And, is the custodial parent the one claiming the child as a dependent?  For most cases, the qualifying dependent can be distinguished using the residency test (as discussed in our last blog). Sometimes, the noncustodial parent can have the child as an exemption when filing taxes after divorce, and here is how.


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