Today TaxMama® wants to update you on the Postcard Tax Form .
Today TaxMama® hears from AK in the TaxQuips Forum, who is trying to understand. “My wife and I have 1 child who is 3 years old. We recently received our W2’s and I started the process through Turbotax online. With just my income, it looked like we were going to receive the Earned Income Credit […]
Today TaxMama® hears from Francis in the TaxQuips Forum with this problem. “For some reason that only she understands, my wife decided to filed separately, as head of household (she is working and I am not as I lost my job for health troubles). I filed as married filing separately with no income to declare. […]
Courtesy of IRS A tax credit is a dollar-for-dollar reduction of taxes owed. Some tax credits are refundable meaning if you are eligible and claim one, you can get the rest of it in the form of a tax refund even after your tax liability has been reduced to zero. Here are four refundable tax […]
Today TaxMama® hears from Susan in the TaxQuips Forum with a divorce question for Valentine’s Day. “What happens, taxwise, to the relationship of stepchildren when the parents divorce and the stepchild stays with the stepparent? Do they go back to just being the girlfriend’s kid again? I hear about stepparents adopting their spouse’s children. Is […]
Your kids can be helpful at tax time. That doesn’t mean they’ll sort your tax receipts or refill your coffee, but those charming children may help you qualify for some valuable tax benefits. Here are 10 things the IRS wants parents to consider when filing their taxes this year.
Today TaxMama hears from Krissy in the TaxQuips Forum who needs help. “I am married with two children, low income and my husband owes back child support. Last year I filed separately and ended up owing taxes. I had to set up a payment plan with the IRS to pay it off. I’d like to […]
Today TaxMama hears from Nora in the Tax Quips Forum with a common situation. “Two single taxpayers decide to share a home (let’s say a rental) and each has qualifying children. Each maintains their own family expenses and share equally the cost of household expenses. Can each claim HOH status? If so, would claiming two […]
Courtesy of IRS [TaxMama note: ALWAYS file tax return, whether you need to or not. Once you file, you start the clock ticking on the 3 year statute of limitations for audit. If you never file, IRS or the state can come back and ask for a tax return for that year, forever.] You […]