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How do we treat the 4 dependents in case we decide to file

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How do we treat the 4 dependents in case we decide to file as MFS, both spouses have income and living in the same house hold, do have mortgage interest to deduct as well.
Is it possible to claim 2 each?
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You can split the children between the taxpayers anyway you like, as long as they meet the definition of a qualifying child (or qualifying relative) dependent for both taxpayers. If the children are under the age of 18 and they live with both taxpayers, they will qualify as either taxpayers dependent. You can claim 2 each.

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