Filing for child tax credit separately
January 3, 2008 9:18 AM Subscribe
Is it legal to file for child tax credit separately?
posted by mithiirym to law & government (7 answers total)
We have three children and will get roughly $7,000 back on our return this year if my girlfriend claims all three children on her own. If I claim one our kids on my own, she'll get about $6,000 and I'll get $2,500 which would help us out a lot more than her claiming them all. Is this legal? It seems like a good idea when it comes to the return, but I don't know if we'd be allowed to do it like that or not. Any advice?