What is the name of your state? Michigan
My husband and I are trying to get prepared to file taxes for the year, and we're unclear on the use of Form 8332. He is claiming both of his children for the 2007 and 2008 tax years, after which both he and their mom claim one each per year. There is a note in the JoD that states
We've read the form and understand it's purpose, but just want to clarify so we don't miss anything. If it states in the JoD that he claims both children for the 2007 and 2008 tax years, does this form even need to be filled out? It looks like it needs to be signed by the CP for the NCP to claim the exemption, but my husband and their mom have joint custody (4 nights/3 nights, respectively). How do they define who is which? Is it based solely on number of nights per year? If so, I'm assuming the form won't need to be used until the 2009 tax years, and then he will sign it in order for her to claim one of the kids...please let me know if we're on the right track.It is further ordered that the parties shall execute and deliver the proper documents to the other party when appropriate, including IRS Form 8332 to effectuate this intent.
Also, on a side note and for future reference, are they going to need to specify who claims which child (by name) on their taxes when they start claiming one each, or does it not matter? If so, they'll need to agree to who claims who each year so neither of them claim the same kiddo.