Federal Free Printable Form 8332 (Rev. January  2010) for 2017 Federal Release/Revocation of Release of Claim to Exemption for Child by Custodial Parent

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Release/Revocation of Release of Claim to Exemption for Child by Custodial Parent
Form 8332 (Rev. January 2010)

8332 Release/Revocation of Release of Claim to Exemption for Child by Custodial Parent Form (Rev. January 2010) Department of the Treasury Internal Revenue Service © Attachment Sequence No. Attach a separate form for each child. Name of noncustodial parent 115 Noncustodial parent’s social security number (SSN) Part I OMB No. 1545-0074 © Release of Claim to Exemption for Current Year I agree not to claim an exemption for Name of child for the tax year 20 . Signature of custodial parent releasing claim to exemption Custodial parent’s SSN Date Note. If you choose not to claim an exemption for this child for future tax years, also complete Part II. Part II Release of Claim to Exemption for Future Years (If completed, see Noncustodial Parent on page 2.) I agree not to claim an exemption for Name of child for the tax year(s) . (Specify. See instructions.) Signature of custodial parent releasing claim to exemption Part III Custodial parent’s SSN Date Revocation of Release of Claim to Exemption for Future Year(s) I revoke the release of claim to an exemption for Name of child for the tax year(s) . (Specify. See instructions.) Signature of custodial parent revoking the release of claim to exemption General Instructions What’s New Post-2008 decree or agreement. If the divorce decree or separation agreement went into effect after 2008, the noncustodial parent cannot attach certain pages from the decree or agreement instead of Form 8332. See Release of claim to exemption below. Definition of custodial parent. New rules apply to determine who is the custodial parent and the noncustodial parent. See Custodial Parent and Noncustodial Parent on this page. Purpose of Form If you are the custodial parent, you can use this form to do the following. ● Release a claim to exemption for your child so that the noncustodial parent can claim an exemption for the child. ● Revoke a previous release of claim to exemption for your child. Release of claim to exemption. This release of the exemption will also allow the noncustodial parent to claim the child tax credit and the additional child tax credit (if either applies). Complete this form (or sign a similar statement containing the same Custodial parent’s SSN information required by this form) and give it to the noncustodial parent. The noncustodial parent must attach this form or similar statement to his or her tax return each year the exemption is claimed. Use Part I to release a claim to the exemption for the current year. Use Part II if you choose to release a claim to exemption for any future year(s). Note. If the decree or agreement went into effect after 1984 and before 2009, you can attach certain pages from the decree or agreement instead of Form 8332, provided that these pages are substantially similar to Form 8332. See Post-1984 and pre-2009 decree or agreement on page 2. Revocation of release of claim to exemption. Use Part III to revoke a previous release of claim to an exemption. The revocation will be effective no earlier than the tax year following the year in which you provide the noncustodial parent with a copy of the revocation or make a reasonable effort to provide the noncustodial parent with a copy of the revocation. Therefore, if you revoked a release on Form 8332 and provided a copy of the form to the noncustodial parent in 2010, the earliest tax year the revocation can be effective is 2011. You must attach a copy of the revocation to your tax return each year the exemption is claimed as a result of the revocation. You must also keep for your records a copy of the revocation and evidence For Paperwork Reduction Act Notice, see back of form. Cat. No. 13910F Date of delivery of the notice to the noncustodial parent, or of reasonable efforts to provide actual notice. Custodial Parent and Noncustodial Parent The custodial parent is generally the parent with whom the child lived for the greater number of nights during the year. The noncustodial parent is the other parent. If the child was with each parent for an equal number of nights, the custodial parent is the parent with the higher adjusted gross income. For details and an exception for a parent who works at night, see Pub. 501. Exemption for a Dependent Child A dependent is either a qualifying child or a qualifying relative. See your tax return instruction booklet for the definition of these terms. Generally, a child of divorced or separated parents will be a qualifying child of the custodial parent. However, if the special rule on page 2 applies, then the child will be treated as the qualifying child or qualifying relative of the noncustodial parent for purposes of the dependency exemption, the child tax credit, and the additional child tax credit. Form 8332 (Rev. 1-2010) Form 8332 (Rev. 1-2010) Page Special Rule for Children of Divorced or Separated Parents 1. The noncustodial parent can claim the child as a dependent without regard to any condition (such as payment of support). A child is treated as a qualifying child or a qualifying relative of the noncustodial parent if all of the following apply. 2. The other parent will not claim the child as a dependent. 3. The years for which the claim is released. The noncustodial parent must attach all of the following pages from the decree or agreement. ● Cover page (include the other parent’s SSN on that page). ● The pages that include all of the information identified in (1) through (3) above. ● Signature page with the other parent’s signature and date of agreement. The noncustodial parent must attach the required information even if it was filed with a return CAUTION in an earlier year. 1. The child received over half of his or her support for the year from one or both of the parents (see the Exception below). Public assistance payments, such as Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), are not support provided by the parents. 2. The child was in the custody of one or both of the parents for more than half of the year. 3. Either of the following applies. a. The custodial parent agrees not to claim an exemption for the child by signing this form or a similar statement. If the decree or agreement went into effect after 1984 and before 2009, see Post-1984 and pre-2009 decree or agreement below. b. A pre-1985 decree of divorce or separate maintenance or written separation agreement states that the noncustodial parent can claim the child as a dependent. But the noncustodial parent must provide at least $600 for the child’s support during the year. This rule does not apply if the decree or agreement was changed after 1984 to say that the noncustodial parent cannot claim the child as a dependent. For this rule to apply, the parents must be one of the following. ● Divorced or legally separated under a decree of divorce or separate maintenance. ● Separated under a written separation agreement. ● Living apart at all times during the last 6 months of the year. If this rule applies, and the other dependency tests in your tax return instruction booklet are also met, the noncustodial parent can claim an exemption for the child. Exception. If the support of the child is determined under a multiple support agreement, this special rule does not apply, and this form should not be used. Post-1984 and pre-2009 decree or agreement. If the divorce decree or separation agreement went into effect after 1984 and before 2009, the noncustodial parent can attach certain pages from the decree or agreement instead of Form 8332, provided that these pages are substantially similar to Form 8332. To be able to do this, the decree or agreement must state all three of the following. The noncustodial parent can no longer attach certain pages from a divorce decree or separation agreement instead of Form 8332 if the decree or agreement was executed after 2008. Specific Instructions Custodial Parent Part I. Complete Part I to release a claim to exemption for your child for the current tax year. Part II. Complete Part II to release a claim to exemption for your child for one or more future years. Write the specific future year(s) or “all future years” in the space provided in Part II. To help ensure future support, you may not want to release your claim to the exemption for the child for future years. Part III. Complete Part III if you are revoking a previous release of claim to exemption for your child. Write the specific future year(s) or “all future years” in the space provided in Part III. TIP The revocation will be effective no earlier than the tax year following the year you provide the noncustodial parent with a copy of the revocation or make a reasonable effort to provide the noncustodial parent with a copy of the revocation. Also, you must attach a copy of the revocation to your tax return for each year you are claiming the exemption as a result of the revocation. You must also keep for your records a copy of the revocation and evidence of delivery of the notice to the noncustodial parent, or of reasonable efforts to provide actual notice. 2 Example. In 2007, you released a claim to exemption for your child on Form 8332 for the years 2008 through 2012. In 2010, you decided to revoke the previous release of exemption. If you completed Part III of Form 8332 and provided a copy of the form to the noncustodial parent in 2010, the revocation will be effective for 2011 and 2012. You must attach a copy of the revocation to your 2011 and 2012 tax returns and keep certain records as stated earlier. Noncustodial Parent Attach this form or similar statement to your tax return for each year you claim the exemption for your child. You can claim the exemption only if the other dependency tests in your tax return instruction booklet are met. If the custodial parent released his or her claim to the exemption for the child for any future year, you must attach a copy of this form or similar statement to your tax return for each future year that you claim the exemption. Keep a copy for your records. TIP Note. If you are filing your return electronically, you must file Form 8332 with Form 8453, U.S. Individual Income Tax Transmittal for an IRS e-file Return. See Form 8453 and its instructions for more details. Paperwork Reduction Act Notice. We ask for the information on this form to carry out the Internal Revenue laws of the United States. You are required to give us the information. We need it to ensure that you are complying with these laws and to allow us to figure and collect the right amount of tax. You are not required to provide the information requested on a form that is subject to the Paperwork Reduction Act unless the form displays a valid OMB control number. Books or records relating to a form or its instructions must be retained as long as their contents may become material in the administration of any Internal Revenue law. Generally, tax returns and return information are confidential, as required by Internal Revenue Code section 6103. The average time and expenses required to complete and file this form will vary depending on individual circumstances. For the estimated averages, see the instructions for your income tax return. If you have suggestions for making this form simpler, we would be happy to hear from you. See the instructions for your income tax return.
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Release/Revocation of Release of Claim to Exemption for Child by Custodial Parent 2015 Form 8332

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Release/Revocation of Release of Claim to Exemption for Child by Custodial Parent 2012 Form 8332

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Release/Revocation of Release of Claim to Exemption for Child by Custodial Parent 2011 Form 8332

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