By Richard A. Mann, Richard A. Mann PC
Under Indiana law, when children and child support are involved, the court order must address who receives the tax exemption. The Child Support Guidelines and the statute on this issue conflict as the guidelines require the noncustodial parent demonstrate the factors the court should consider. You should follow the guidelines as they are more stringent. While most attorneys do not give tax advice, family law practitioners should at least be able to identify this issue.
An app available for Android smart phones and iPhones is the Bloomberg BNA Quick Tax Reference .
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