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Subject:  Re: alimony/spousal support Date:  11/11/1999  8:39 PM
Author:  TMFTaxes Number:  20989 of 121565

<<d) Make sure Judge specifies who gets to deduct which child(ren) on their tax return. This can avoid nasty situations later if same child gets deducted on two tax returns - just work out in advance how this will get handled.>>

Not any more. The judge can say all he wants...but the IRS got tired of fighting this issue. So the custodial spouse will receive the dependent deductions. Period. The best that you can do in the decree is to require the custodial spouse to "grant" the dependents to the non-custodial spouse...as long as child support payments are kept current.

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