Who gets Child Tax Benefits under Shared Custody

Tax Credits and Benefits, Tax Returns
  Who gets the child tax benefits when it comes to shared custody.   Not all marriages have a happy ending.  In fact, a big percentage ends in divorce, not a friendly divorce, but a hostile one.  In such case,  the divorced or separated parents may no longer talk to each other, and the child tax benefits become an issue, even in shared custody. The Child Tax Benefit (CTB) is a tax-free monthly payment made to eligible families to help them with the cost of raising children under 18 years of age.   Who gets the Child Tax Benefit is pretty straight-forward, until there is a separation or divorce, and child custody arrangements have changed. Who is eligible for child tax benefits? The ITA says you are eligible for child benefits if you are a…
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