Tag Archives: Spouse

Taxes After Death

Today TaxMama® hears from Darlene in the TaxQuips Forum with this question. “A couple has filed married filing separately for at least 4 years. About 3 years ago he went into a nursing home. She continue to file married filing separately, preparing his return for him also. The nursing home took just about all his […]

Seven Facts about Injured Spouse Relief

Courtesy of IRS If you file a joint return and all or part of your refund is applied against your spouses’ past-due federal tax, state income tax, child or spousal support or federal nontax debt, such as a student loan, you may be entitled to injured spouse relief. Here are seven facts the IRS wants […]

Spouse as Dependent

Today TaxMama hears from Jerry in Colorado, with a surprisingly common question. “What allows a spouse to claim the other as a dependent and how is the ‘dependent spouse’s Social Security income accounted for? What would be the filing status of the ‘supporting spouse’ [married, married filing separate, other]?”

Pre-Marital Tax Debt

Today TaxMama hears from Helen in AZ who has this question, “I have a 1992 IRS tax debt of $30,000. I got married in 1999. Is my husband responsible for this debt? We have never filed joint returns.”

Deducting Wife’s Taxes

Today TaxMama hears from Ross in NJ who wants to know. “My wife is self-employed and I am employed at an office. We were told that I could adjust my W-4 to cover her estimated taxes, thereby eliminating the need to make quarterly payments. Is this correct? If so, how do we do that?”

Divorce Tax Issues

Today TaxMama hears from William Perez, our Taxes.About.com http://taxes.about.com/ guide who brings up some interesting points about divorce and tax issues in response to yesterday’s Eva, Great question from a reader. I have a client in a similar situation. They are separated but not yet divorced. The other spouse has filed all returns as MFS. […]