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What Tax Benefits Does Form 8332 Give?

By | December 13th, 2017|Categories: Potpourri of Tax Topics|Tags: , , , |

With a Form 8332, the non-custodial parent can claim the dependency exemption for the child and also claim the child tax credit.

Can I Claim My Boyfriend/Girlfriend As a Dependent?

By | November 8th, 2017|Categories: Potpourri of Tax Topics|Tags: , |

This question comes up a lot, and the answer -- as always -- is "maybe."

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Revisiting a History of Marriage in the Tax Code, Part 9

By | October 24th, 2017|Categories: Potpourri of Tax Topics|Tags: , , |

Head of household filing status was created in 1951.

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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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