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Old 02-03-2009, 05:43 AM
 
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From what I recall, there is a ceiling on how many children you can claim on your tax returns and I think its 4 but I don't remember for sure.

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No-you can claim all your kids on your taxes (well, minor kids). No ceiling.

Not everyone who is open to as many children as God allows has 18, or many. Some have 6, some have 2, some have none. It's not likely that every Duggar child will also have 18, even if they all follow the same practice as the parents.


I admire this family. They work together to move through life, as a team. I am going to read their book when I get a chance to pick it up.
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Old 02-03-2009, 06:18 PM
 
Location: Fort Worth, Texas
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I was told you could only claim up to a certain number and that the IRS had run into families letting others use their children and claim them since they could only claim so many.

I wouldn't let my daughter watch this show for fear of the crazy influence it could be.
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Old 02-04-2009, 02:51 AM
 
Location: Nottingham, United Kingdom
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Another family hurt by the recession.
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Old 02-04-2009, 05:55 AM
 
Location: Seattle
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Last year they got back at least $5100 in child tax credits ($300 ea kid) plus another $1200 as a married couple as part of the Stimulus Package. Its true, there are no caps on dependent exemptions.
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Old 02-04-2009, 06:34 AM
 
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You can only claim I believe two children for EIC, but you can claim all minor dependents as deductions.
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Old 02-04-2009, 10:11 AM
 
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I wouldn't let my daughter watch this show for fear of the crazy influence it could be.
Such as?
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Old 02-04-2009, 03:30 PM
 
Location: Fairbanks, AK...formerly Kentucky
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I think you misinterpreted this post. I think you and bean are in agreement and she was being facetious to another poster.

Yep, your right. I went back and re-read it. My bad.
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