Quoting HanaK:" Ok so this year I am going to claim my daughter for income tax. The father of my daughter asked me was ... [snip!] ... to claim her when he's not even parenting or helping! He does not have no type of custody and he is not on child support etc."
if i were you i would not allow him to claim her who ever supports her for more then 70 % of the year is who has that right and sounds like to me he doesnt even support her a quarter of that beside your doing the best for her by setting up a bank account for her she will appreciate it more in the end and her father well thats another story be strong stand your ground and if claims her before u do i would report him to the irs for fraud i have had to deal with stuff like this in the past and believe me there are ways to make them understand no mean no !!! good luck