Should Foster Parents Be Allowed to Claim Foster Children as Dependency Exemptions?

January 14, 2010

By Jennifer Moore, Family Law Attorney

A short article in Salon discusses whether it is fair that foster parents are not legally entitled to claim their foster child as a dependency exemption on their taxes. I thought it provides an interesting counterpoint to my recent post about a mother that was unable to prove that she was entitled to a dependency exemption, despite the fact that no one else qualified for the exemption.


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