I have two children and have expenses for both of them. I am divorced and realize that the program only allows for 1 eligible dependent to be claimed, and would like to allow their father to claim one of the children as an eligible dependent.
When I get to the CONTROLS section of the children I notice there are two spots that ask about dependent status. One asks "Should this person be treated as a dependant by the program?" which I think I should indicate "yes" to for both children as I am claiming child care expenses etc.
The other asks "Claim this dependant as the eligible dependant on federal Schedule 1 line 305?" Do I indicate no for one child here and then Dad indicates yes for that same child? Would this be the correct way to handle this situation?
I cannot find the answer to this question anywhere I have looked!!
Thank you in advance :-)