Dallas, TX asked in Child Support and Tax Law for Oklahoma

Q: Claiming another child on my taxes will Dhs take the money I get for him/her for back child support for my other kids?

Last year Dhs took all of my tax return for back child support, if I claim my new child, I had with someone else that I am taking care of and living with, on my taxes, will Dhs take the money I should get for him/her along with the rest of my return?

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Gary Johnston Dean

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  • Pryor, OK
  • Licensed in Oklahoma

A: Claiming an additional child will lower your taxes, and create greater refund, helping get more back support paid.

Not claiming means you pay more taxes. Best bet is to claim the child. Good Luck!

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Gary Johnston Dean

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  • Pryor, OK
  • Licensed in Oklahoma

A: Another option is to claim an additional dependent with you employer, thereby increasing your take home, and decreasing the refund.

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