Tax Tip: With Shared Custody, Taxes Can Get Complicated

If you have a legal agreement with your child’s other parent regarding custody, you likely have questions about claiming the child on your tax return and what credits (if any) for which you are eligible.

It may help if you research the Child Tax Credit as well. The parent who claimed the Child Tax Credit for a qualifying child the previous year may have received the advance child tax credit payments the following year. That means that “an eligible parent who did not receive advance payments for a qualifying child will be able to claim the full amount of the child tax credit for that child on a 2022 tax return even if the other parent received advance child tax credit payments.”

* This information is not intended to be a substitute for specific individualized tax advice. We suggest that you discuss your specific tax issues with a qualified tax professional.

Tip adapted from IRS.gov4

Footnotes and Sources

  1., February 23, 2022