Category Archives: Marriage

Condo Lease-A-Right

Today TaxMama hears from Marti in Los Angeles, who tells us. “I am getting married in September. I own a condo that has been my primary residence for five years. My fiance’ and I lived there together for two, but he is not on title. I have over $250,000 in equity so I would have […]

Married or Otherwise

Today TaxMama hears from Karin in Jacksonville, Florida, who tells us “I was single for most of 2005. Now my husband and I are trying to figure out the best way to file, since for that time I was head of my household, paying daycare expenses and etc. Any advice? He has already filed Married […]

Convert and Flip

Today TaxMama hears from Paul in Florida, who says “I have a friend whose apartment community has been converted to a condominium. He and his wife are going to buy their unit, which has been their primary residence for over two years. They intend to resell the condo as quickly as possible after purchasing it […]

Separate Funds

Today TaxMama hears from Ruth in Oregon who tells us, “I’m a divorced mother.  I think about remarriage, but I don’t think I’ll ever trust anyone 100% again.  Here’s my question.  I think I’d be brave enough to try it again, IF I could put a nest egg (say $30,000) somewhere just in case things […]

Married, Sort of

Today TaxMama hears from Rachel who appeals for help “Please help me figure out my status for next year’s taxes! My boyfriend and I plan to be married for commitment purposes. But I want to file as single because I don’t want my parents to find out my marriage status for the next 2 years. […]

Not My Wife

Today Bill from Cinncinnati, OH wants to know. “I have what I think is a simple question. My fiance and I have lived together for over 2 years. She is now pregnant with my child and had an income of only $1400 last year. Is it possible for me to claim her as a dependant? […]

I Want my EIC

Today, Ford from the Internet says, “Last year I was head of household for 8 months. Then, I got married. Can I still file head of household? I want to be able to collect an Earned Income Credit (EIC).”