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G'day. I'd like to ask a tax question as my marriage situation has changed. I recently remarried and have physical custody of my biological child (I am divorced from his father). Unfortunately, I do not have confidence in my new husband and the truthfulness of the income that he makes. With this situation, I would like to see if I am able to file married/filing separately and claim my son on my end of year taxes?
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Tax Professional: Matthew Breecher, Certified Public Accountant (CPA) replied 7 months ago
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Yes, you can file married separate and take our son as the deduction. That is assuming you have "primary" physical custody and not joint custody subject to alternating deductions.

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Tax Professional: Matthew Breecher, Certified Public Accountant (CPA) replied 7 months ago

One issue with filing separate is that you lose 50% of some deductions. You might also lose your standard deduction is your husband is filing itemized.

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
Thank you so much for your reply and the information Sir. I have primary physical custody in the divorce decree and share joint legal custody with my ex. If I may, I would like to see what dedications I may lose if my husband files and itimized tax return and other deductions? Thank you so much for your help. Kind regards.
Tax Professional: Matthew Breecher, Certified Public Accountant (CPA) replied 7 months ago

I won't be able to provide a more detailed answer until tomorrow. I will say you will lose your standard deduction if he files itemized, which means you will only have a single dependent deduction; and you would only get 50 percent of most credits (education, child, etc.). With a little quick lookup, I can put some dollar amounts to this, but not until sometime tomorrow.

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
Good morning Sir and thank you so much for your help once again. I can't thank you enough as your information is very helpful in guiding me to the best decision. Kind regards.
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