Should a man (father) ask to claim a child of the single mother during Tax time?

Out of the whole year the mother provides 100% for the children both physically and financially and if she can’t the children go without. The father will visit from time to time but Rarely (with a capital R) contributes financially and does not pay child support.. One the other hand he does have other children from a previous relationship and pays about 400mth (sometimes) and has a large arrearage. So any settlement/winning, stimulus, and taxes have been garnished the pass 5 years. The single mother should not have to work all year to provide for her household - while he lives his life. then let him claim a child (of hers) only for another woman to get (garnished taxes). Should this man (father) be entitled to claim a child from the single mother whom he does not provide assistance, support, or child support?

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

     Only lowlife scum would even think about asking that zxjq

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  • ?
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Of course not. But this mother is also stealing from her children if she hasn't gone to court of get an enforceable child support order on this guy. 

  • T J
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    No, he is not supporting the child, and it is illegal, if the IRS find out, it will cost him plenty in back taxes, fines and interest.

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    The person who provides 51% or more of the cost of supporting a child claims the exemption/deduction.  This is a real problem when someone (you) chooses to have children with a man who has "other children from a previous relationship."  Yes, single mothers who make that choice ARE responsible for supporting the children.  The father CAN claim the children, BUT if the mother provides over 51% of their support, the exemption/deduction will be rejected.  Very often BOTH parents claim the children and IRS decides who does and who does not get the exemption.

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  • GB
    Lv 5
    2 months ago

    He could make enquiries about it. The inland revenue will either accept or not accept it.

  • n2mama
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    The father can’t legally claim the child as a dependent if he hasn’t paid more than half of the expenses for the child for the year. Mom needs to get her taxes filed ASAP with the child as a dependent, because if dad claims first her return will be rejected and then she has to wait to get everything sorted out. It’s not clear if the mother has a child support order in place or not, but if she doesn’t, she should. The order won’t likely be for much since he has other children that she was aware of before deciding to have her own child, but it might allow her to eventually lay claim to some portion of the garnishments. Mom made a great choice in a baby daddy there.

  • g
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    No. But you know that. Just because he says it, doesn't make it so.

  • 2 months ago

    If the child lives with the mother, she makes the claim. He does not. If the father has been making the claim, too bad. She should start claiming he child for tax purposes and also take the father to court to get him to pay child support. 

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