Today TaxMama hears from Nancy in Florida with this problem. “I am a first time home buyer. My husband co-signed for someone 4 years ago. That house was never his primary residence. We can prove it with lease papers from our apartment. My house mortgage is only on my name. My husband is in the […]
Today TaxMama hears from Greta in New York with this question. “I am thinking of filing a separate tax, without my husband. I pay most of the bills. Can I claim the house; or do we have to divide it?”
Today TaxMama hears from Thomas in Ohio with this question. “I have been married four years. My wife owned her own home before our marriage and we lived there for the last four years. I was never on that title. Now we purchased a home together to live in and have kept her previous home […]
Today TaxMama hears from Ann in Texas who wants to know, “I have heard that I can receive my ex-husband’s Social Security when I reach retirement age. Is this so? What are the requirements for doing so?”
A few minutes ago, I got this note from a divorced woman who is facing a mountain of tax debt generated by her ex – and whose expensive tax attorney couldn’t win a legitimate innocent spouse case: Unfortunately when I was married, my husband of 27 years prepared our return and would rush me to […]
Today TaxMama hears from Whitney in Oregon who tells us: “I have defaulted on my student loans. Last year they seized our tax refunds. We filed an injured spouse form and got my husband’s refund back – six months later. I am trying to keep that from happening this year. If I file married, but […]
Today TaxMama hears from Jan, a loyal reader, who says, “My husband and I both have traditional IRAs and were wondering whether it would be worthwhile to convert them to Roth IRAs if this new law passes. I don’t like to pay taxes ahead of time but the prospect of being able to take the […]
Today Patty from Haslett, Michigan has this tale of woe “I was married February 14, 2004, Valentine’s Day. My husband died April 16, 2004. He was on Medicaid and had no income. Do I need to file a tax return for him?