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Am I able to take a deduction as head of household if I have a daughter that is 15, lives with me for more than half the year, but I am not claiming her as a dependent because her dad and I alternate the dependency and this year he is claiming her?

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I pay for more than half of her expenses as he only pays $220 a month for child support.

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As the custodial parent you can still claim Head of Household even if you sign the form 8332 for the other parent to claim exemption.

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