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Subject:  Re: Filing childrens return separately Date:  3/14/2008  4:35 PM
Author:  TMFPMarti Number:  99450 of 132685

If I file my daughters returns separately do I lose the dependancy deduction and the child tax credit that I would get if I include them on
my return?

No. The issue of dependency is not affected by whether the dependent files a return or not, except for married dependents. If the dependent files a return the dependency is noted on it, and the dependent gets no personal exemption and a specially-calculated standard deduction.

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