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Glossary: Qualifying Widow(er)

By | April 4th, 2017|Categories: Potpourri of Tax Topics|Tags: , , |

The "qualifying widow(er)" filing status is for a person whose spouse has died and the surviving spouse is still raising kids.

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Glossary of Tax Terms: Head of Household

By | July 11th, 2014|Categories: Glossary|Tags: |

The term "head of household" refers to a filing status on a tax return available to unmarried people caring for children or parents. In simple terms, head of household creates a standard deduction and a tax bracket that is halfway between the single and married filing jointly filing statuses. Here are the requirements for filing as [...]

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Ask Jason, 3/16/12

By | March 16th, 2012|Categories: Potpourri of Tax Topics|Tags: , , , |

Q: Can I deduct mileage to a PO box? A: It depends. If you are a home-based business and a portion of your home is used regularly and EXCLUSIVELY for business, then you can deduct any business mileage driven from your home, including to your PO box. If your home is not used regularly and exclusively [...]

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How to Claim Your Same-Sex Spouse as a Dependent

By | January 16th, 2012|Categories: Same-Sex Marriage and Taxes|Tags: , |

How to claim a same-sex spouse or partner as a dependent.

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Ask Jason — More About Head of Household; Deducting Plastic Surgery

By | January 13th, 2012|Categories: Same-Sex Marriage and Taxes|Tags: , , |

DISCLAIMER: The answers to questions in this segment are intended to be general in nature and do NOT constitute tax advice. Please contact a tax advisor to discuss your unique situation. All of these questions have been submitted from readers recently: Q: Can I file as head of household on my taxes in North Carolina if my [...]

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