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Can I claim my ex-wife as a dependent?

Can I claim my ex-wife as a dependent?
Married- Nov 2016

Divorced- Oct 2017

She didn't work from Jan 2017 to Oct 2017 and I provided her exclusive support. Does this mean I can claim her as my dependent or do I just have to cut my losses?

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Employee

Can I claim my ex-wife as a dependent?

Sorry, but no. 

 

The IRS stays so here, on Item 3, Exemptions for Dependents

 

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