Today’s questions were submitted by Text Tom Club members in response to last week’s topic, tax filing and dependents.
Can two parents claim the same child for six months each?
The key question here is: How many taxpayers can claim a given dependent child? The answer is: one. So a married couple can claim a child as their dependent only when they file jointly. In all other cases, only one parent can claim the child.
Listen to more answers on tax filing with dependents.