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Can a person who pays child support and has 40% parenting

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Can a person who pays child support and has 40% parenting time claim a dependant? If they can, do they have to have a court document to do so. We would like to claim the dependant alternating years. Thank you for your help!
Submitted: 5 months ago.
Category: Canada Tax
Expert:  Legal Ease replied 5 months ago.

The parent who pays child support cannot claim the child as a dependent for tax purposes.

Let me know if you need further clarification.

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
Thank you for your help. Seems pretty clear. Would there be a place/official document to send my ex to view this information so it is not coming from me?
Expert:  Legal Ease replied 5 months ago.

Yes.

She can read this:

https://turbotax.intuit.ca/tax-resources/life-events/claiming-dependants-in-a-separation.jsp

There is a paragraph on dependents and there it explains clearly that this cannot be done.

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
Thank you for everything! have a good day
Expert:  Legal Ease replied 5 months ago.

You too.

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