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I just had a baby and i am a single mom. I go to graduate school and will start working in Sept. of this year. My child's father works full time. Who should claim the child on next year's income tax or can both of us claim the child.Also I live with my parent's and is my father able to claim the child. Also the child has his father's last name if that makes any difference at all.
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You need to determine if anyone of the three (you, your father, or the baby's father)is providing more than 50% of your baby's support. Whoever provides more than 50% of the support during 2000 should claim the exemption. If nobody provides more than 50% of the support, you get into a multiple support agreement situation where those who provide more than 10% of the support must decide who gets to claim the exemption.












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<<I just had a baby and i am a single mom. I go to graduate school and will start working in Sept. of this year. My child's father works full time. Who should claim the child on next year's income tax or can both of us claim the child.Also I live with my parent's and is my father able to claim the child. Also the child has his father's last name if that makes any difference at all.>>

As pointed out, the person providing the support of the child will generally receive the dependent deduction. You can read more on this issue in my article on dependents in the Taxes FAQ area.

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