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If you serve the U.S. government overseas and have your

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If you serve the U.S. government overseas and have your children with you at post, are they not eligible to be taken off your taxes?
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Tax
Expert:  Tax.appeal.168 replied 10 months ago.

Please clarify what you mean by taken off of your taxes.

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
I see on turbotax that the deduction for each of my six children (all mine and my husband/none adopted) is $4000 each. However, it asked if we lived in the United States the entire time. My husband is a diplomat. They were with him and I overseas for 3 months. But, since we were on assignment for the U.S. government, they should still be eligible for the $4000 each off our taxes?
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
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Expert:  Tax.appeal.168 replied 10 months ago.

Yes, I am here. I was doing some reading. As the children are U.S. citizens, you are able to claim them. As this is a special circumstance, it might be in your best interest to add an electronic supporting statement explaining that you and your husband were out of the country on U.S. government business. Information on the webpage the following link should also be helpful to you.

https://www.irs.gov/publications/p17/ch03.html#en_US_2015_publink1000170857

Let me know if I can be of further assistance to you regarding this matter.

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