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When it comes to claiming a child on taxes with alternating

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When it comes to claiming a child on taxes with alternating year's. Is it If you are given odd years do you:
A. Claim him in 2017 for the prior year
Or
B. Wait until 2018 to claim him for the 2017 year.
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Good morning. It's the tax year that is the determining factor, not the year in which the tax return is actually filed. So, if you are given the odd years, you would have the 2017 tax year. The return for the 2017 tax year would be filed in 2018.

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