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My spouse and I are separated or divorced. Who claims the kids?

Updated: Jan 24

Tax credits for dependents are probably the most misunderstood tax filings and need to be discussed on a case by case basis. The IRS does offer some FAQ's to browse, but your preparer can walk you through the correct options for your situation.



Here are some resource links.

FAQs for divorced and separated parents:

https://www.eitc.irs.gov/tax-preparer-toolkit/frequently-asked-questions/divorced-and-separated-parents/divorced-and


Supporting documents to support Head of Household filing status:

https://www.eitc.irs.gov/eitc/files/downloads/f886-h-hoh.pdf


Supporting documents for dependents:

https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/f886hdep.pdf


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