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I'm going thru a divorce and want to know if I can claim the

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I'm going thru a divorce and want to know if I can claim the child. From Jan. 2016-July15, 2016, I was the sole supporter of my family. My wife did not work. She took the baby and left. I did supply the babies needs for one more month until she demanded cash instead. I want to know if I can claim child, since I was only supporter for over 7.5 months?
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: Tax
Expert:  Mark Taylor replied 1 month ago.

Hi, my name is Mark. I will be happy to help you with your questions.

You would be able to claim your daughter if you provide more than 1/2 the support and she lived with you for more than 1/2 the year. If both you and your wife claim your daughter one of the returns will be rejected by the IRS.