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What If My Ex Won’t Sign Form 8332?

By | April 4th, 2018|Categories: Potpourri of Tax Topics|Tags: , |

If your ex won't sign Form 8332 to let you claim the kids, you don't have a lot of good options.

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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.

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Dinesen Tax Greatest Hits: When a Temporary Absence is Not a Temporary Absence

By | May 29th, 2013|Categories: Potpourri of Tax Topics|Tags: , |

Since it's a holiday week, I'm reaching into the archives and re-running popular stories from days gone by. This story is about a Tax Court ruling over dependency exemptions relating to separated couples. ----- Originally published October 17, 2011 A man by the name of Mr. Alarcon lost a Tax Court case on Monday over whether [...]

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When a Temporary Absence is Not a Temporary Absence

By | October 17th, 2011|Categories: Potpourri of Tax Topics|Tags: , , |

A man by the name of Mr. Alarcon lost a Tax Court case on Monday over whether he could claim the dependency exemptions for his two kids while he and his wife were separated and the kids lived with the wife. Mr. and Mrs. Alarcon separated in late 2006.  They lived apart in 2007; she lived [...]

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Gay Marriage, Divorce and the First-Time Homebuyer Credit

By | October 7th, 2011|Categories: Same-Sex Marriage and Taxes|Tags: , , , , |

Divorces are often messy -- and are even messier when the couple getting a divorce is a same-sex married couple.  One of the messes that can pop up is recapture of the Homebuyer Tax Credits. Background The Homebuyer Credits existed in several forms between 2008 and the first part of 2010.  Many people claimed these credits [...]

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