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Do both my common law partner and I put down our children as dependents?

I'm just wondering if both my fiance and I put down that we have dependents or only the person claiming the children?

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Do both my common law partner and I put down our children as dependents?

Only one person can claim a specific child dependant. Other than that, both of you can separately claim your own dependants.

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Do both my common law partner and I put down our children as dependents?

Only one person can claim a specific child dependant. Other than that, both of you can separately claim your own dependants.

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Do both my common law partner and I put down our children as dependents?

Ok, so when filing our taxes online together and it asks do you have dependents,  only one of us would say yes? (We have 2 children together)
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Do both my common law partner and I put down our children as dependents?

That is correct if you file as married or common-law equivalent.