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Can I Claim My Disabled Spouse as a Dependent?

This question comes up now and then: My spouse is disabled and has no income; can we file as married filing separately and I claim him/her as a dependent on my tax return?

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Can I Claim My Disabled Spouse as a Dependent?

July 11th, 2018|0 Comments

This question comes up now and then: My spouse is disabled and has no income; can we file as married filing separately and I claim him/her as a dependent on my tax return?

From the Archives: Adjunct Professors and Mileage Deductions

July 4th, 2018|0 Comments

Since it's a holiday week, I'm re-posting popular stories from the past. This one, from 2012, talks about adjunct professors and mileage deductions.

Do IPERS Contributions Count Towards the Retirement Savers Credit?

June 27th, 2018|Comments Off on Do IPERS Contributions Count Towards the Retirement Savers Credit?

do amounts an employees’ puts into IPERS - the Iowa Public Employees Retirement System -- count towards the retirement savers credit? The short answer is no, because IPERS is a defined benefit plan, not a defined contribution plan -- even though employees do make contributions to IPERS.

Small Business

1403, 2018

If a Not-for-Profit Loses Its Corporate Status, Does It Lose Its Tax-Exempt Status As Well?

If a not-for-profit loses its corporate status at the state level, does this affect its tax-exempt status with the IRS?

305, 2016

You Can Afford Employees But Not an Accountant?

Things business owners have actually said to me: "I hired employees but can't afford an accountant."

State Taxes

2706, 2018

Do IPERS Contributions Count Towards the Retirement Savers Credit?

do amounts an employees’ puts into IPERS - the Iowa Public Employees Retirement System -- count towards the retirement savers credit? The short answer is no, because IPERS is a defined benefit plan, not a defined contribution plan -- even though employees do make contributions to IPERS.

2006, 2018

Iowa Taxes and Married Filing Separately: Wrapup Post

Over the last few months I've been posting excerpts from a presentation I give about the "married filing separately" filing status on Iowa tax returns. We've reached the end of this series, and the parts are scattered across multiple months, so I am pulling together each post, with links, below.