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Is there a way for Lacerte to tell us which parent should claim the dependent for best optimization?

brachbr01
Level 1
For example, with the MFJ/MFS worksheet, if I change up who claims which dependents the amount of tax savings change.
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George4Tacks
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There is a drop down - Dependent claimed by ...

Dependent Claimed By

Individual Dependent Information  

If you are preparing a MFS/MFJ comparison worksheet, indicate whether the dependent would be claimed by the taxpayer or spouse on separate returns. This entry causes the dependent computation to be included in appropriate taxpayer or spouse column of the comparison worksheet.

 


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