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Parents are getting divorced, husband is paying child support and alimony. Wife has given permission to her mother to claim child on (mother’s) taxes. Why wouldn’t father be able to claim on his taxes?

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The child is receiving support from her father. Can parent that has custody give grandmother the permission to claim child on taxes? Father was not aware of this until yesterday.

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The grandmother bought the $300.000.00 condo for her daughter and grandchild, mother and lives rent free. I would think the father should be able to claim the child on his taxes instead of grandmother.

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Tax Professional: Lev, Tax Advisor replied 4 months ago
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I assume the child is NOT living with the father - correct?

If so - the father is not custodial parent.

He may claim the child for some tax benefits with attached form 8332 signed by the mother who is the custodial parent.

Let me know if any clarification needed.

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