Community property laws factored heavily into the creation of filing statuses in the U.S. Tax Code.
AGI stands for "adjusted gross income." AGI is the bottom-line number on the front side of the federal Form 1040. It's a key number as a taxpayer's AGI determines eligibility for credits and various deductions elsewhere on the tax return.
The rule is, you can take a deduction on your Iowa return of up to $3,239 (in 2017) per beneficiary. A beneficiary does NOT have to be your own child. I can be anyone, including yourself, or even someone who’s not related to you.
Can an adjunct professor take the $250 front-side deduction for teacher supplies. Short answer: no.
Image courtesy of Pixabay.com Back in 2014 and into 2015, I posted a multi-part series of posts about the history of marriage in the tax code. In 2016 I was asked to condense that series into a CPE presentation. Here are excerpts from that presentation. This series of posts will cover a lot of [...]