Only Joint custody parents should be allowed a half child deduction each.
Only child support paying parents should be allowed a deduction.
Both the above should be allowed
Neither should be allowed
Not enough variable/information to give an accurate vote
Taxes are taxes period. Cant base it off of anything else but financial really.
Now might some of those women have GREAT dads that pay, and pick up the kid from school, buy extras, coach their softball team, participate in PTA etc and others only let the government take that money out, show up every other birthday, and blame everything on the mom?
sadly thats reality but that has nothing to do with taxes/deductions
Im not sure what you are getting at
if its that some dads/moms need punched in the face because they suck as parents and money is not a substitute for parenting and you'd like them to lose those deductions cause they suck, well . . . . I AGREE! lol
but thats an emotional answer not a reality one when it comes to taxes
Ikari and Tigger, I agree with you that the only deduction on taxes should be for individuals only (i.e. not businesses) and then it is only in compensation for the basic necessaries of life.
However, deductions are there and are here to stay unless we eliminate the income tax altogether. The child deduction tax is a reality. The discussion at hand is who should it apply to and in what proportions per child.
You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo
Originally Posted by A. de Tocqueville
Thank you, Quazi!
But in the end, the child tax deduction is for the financial care of a child. It has nothing to do with how that child is treated by either parent, custodial or not. So if both parents are financially supporting the child, then why should not both get the deduction?