Chicago, IL asked in Civil Litigation, Tax Law and Family Law for Indiana

Q: What are the rules for the foster parents adding my kids on their taxes

DCS is saying that to foster parents are allowed to clean my kids on their taxes but I don't think that is right but they won't tell me the rules on why they can my kids were only in DCS care for maybe 5 months

1 Lawyer Answer
D. Mathew Blackburn
D. Mathew Blackburn
Answered
  • Tax Law Lawyer
  • Englewood, CO

A: If a government agency has placed the children with a family then that qualifies for the relationship test required to claim the child as a dependent.

Assuming the other factors are in line they would be allowed to claim the child.

This is very common in foster situations.

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