- posted 13 years ago
I have a problem that someone on here may have also experianced. Lady wants to claim head of household with her qualifying child who is not a dependant per divorce decree. According to her; in years past, the father claims the child on his tax return as a dependant, even though the child lives with her all year. Is it possible for the father to be claiming the child as a dependant and the child still be a qualifying person for Head of Household for the mother ? Essentialy what she is claiming is that this one child gives both parents the ability to file as Head of Household, but only one, the father per the divorce decree, gets the dependancy exemptions.