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Foster child lived with taxpayer for 5 months. Getting child tax credit even though less than half the year. Could this be right?

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If in doubt, use the IRS ITA (Interactive Tax Assistant)

https://www.irs.gov/help/ita/whom-may-i-claim-as-a-dependent

The foster child must live with them for 6+ months.

Some foster situations are that a child lived in multiple places throughout the year with none of them being over 6 months and no one gets to claim that child for this tax year.

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If in doubt, use the IRS ITA (Interactive Tax Assistant)

https://www.irs.gov/help/ita/whom-may-i-claim-as-a-dependent

The foster child must live with them for 6+ months.

Some foster situations are that a child lived in multiple places throughout the year with none of them being over 6 months and no one gets to claim that child for this tax year.

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