Equivalant to spouse-how does a t/p claim this amt on line 305 if both are sharing equally. What about the child amt? Can both claim that for the same child?

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You provide little information but intimate much....

It sounds like you have a married couple tax returns to prepare with a child that you would like to claim as equivalent to married.  The Equivalent to married is typically used by a single parent to claim a dependant as equivalent to a married tax credit.

If the couple is married (or common law - which is married) then you cannot claim equivalent to married.

Only one may claim the child amount.
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