Ex-husband is claiming son as dependent but i still need to enter my son to deduct childcare, how do i make sure that he is not included in my final report as a deduction

This year it is my husband's year to claim our son as his dependant.  However, i still needed to add my son's information in the system since i am allowed as per our seperation agreement to claim the childcare and sports receipts. However, i want to insure that my final claim has still not deducted my son as my dependant in the end. How can i make sure of this?

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Hi There - please make sure your son is not listed as a dependent. Even if you put expenses against your son, he will not be assumed as a dependent. 

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