More and more brokerages and making 1099s available ONLY online, meaning the client has to think to go out and retrieve the 1099s. So this time of year is a good time to make a note to verify what brokerage or investment accounts you have, find your login, and make a note to log in at tax time to check for 1099s.
Image courtesy of Pixabay.com A couple of weeks ago I wrote a post about whether or not a married couple can choose to file a separate return where one spouse claims the other spouse as a dependent. The answer is yes, if the spouse being claimed as a dependent: Has no gross income, and [...]
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?