income tax

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    How do I start this process of restraining my children's absent father from filing them on income taxes?


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    can anyone help me by informing me on where to begin or how to resolve this issue?

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    First, you need to make sure you are the parent that can claim your child as a dependent. If that is the case, you can claim your child, even if father also attempts to claim the child. The IRS will always audit tax returns where two or more taxpayers attempt to claim the same dependent. Only one taxpayer will win. The taxpayer who loses might also lose the related tax breaks such as child tax credit, earned income credit, or Head of Household filing status. What that means, is that the taxpayer who loses the IRS audit will have to pay additional taxes, plus penalties and interest.
    I am not a lawyer, this is not legal advice.