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Putting Your Affairs in Order

The doctor, after an examination, sighed and said, ‘I have some bad news. You have cancer, and you’d best put your affairs in order.’ The woman was shocked, but managed to compose herself and walk into the waiting room where her daughter had been waiting. ‘Well daughter, we women celebrate when things are good, and […]

Ask TaxMama Issue 461 – IRS Improves Online Payments

Saver’s Credit for Retirement Savings Contributions

If you make eligible contributions to an employer-sponsored retirement plan or to an individual retirement arrangement, you may be able to take a tax credit. The Savers Credit formally known as the Retirement Savings Contributions Credit applies to individuals with a filing status and income of: Single with income up to $26,000 Head of Household […]

Year End Wedding

Today TaxMama hears from Annie in Alabama who tells us. “My daughter got married on 12/23/06. She is a full time student. Now her husband want to file with her. Can I still file with her as a dependent? Or does her husband get to file with her?” ~~~~ Dear Annie, If your daughter is […]

Forged Signature

Today TaxMama hears from Evelyn in San Jose, CA who has this tale of woe, “My ex-husband filed a joint taxes for us for 2004. We were separated and lived in different states at the time he filedr. Since we were together the majority of 2004 and he had a copy of my payroll stubs […]

Common-Law Status

Today TaxMama hears from Lisa in Texas who tells us, “I went to new tax preparer this year. My husband and I are common law married and we live in Texas. For the past couple of years the other tax person filed us with me as head of household and my husband as single. The […]

Head of Dependent

Today TaxMama hears from Greg in Indiana, who says. “My gay partner and I have lived together for 2 years. 2005 was the first full year we have lived under the same roof. I pay more than 60% of the household items (rent, insurance, food etc.) Can I legally file as head of household? Does […]

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 […]

Whose Child is This?

Today Christine from Sylvester, GA is being threatened by her ex-husband. “My daughter wanted to spend a year with her father, so I agreed she could go. In our divorce, I have full custody and he has visitation with child support (1993). She was not happy there and came back home at the end of […]