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Who Claims the Iowa Tuition & Textbook Credit for Dependent Children?

By | October 31st, 2018|Categories: State Taxes|Tags: , , , |

Image courtesy of Pixabay.com Iowa allows a tax credit of up to $250 for K-12 school-related expenses such as tuition, textbook purchases, and other school-related fees. The credit is 25% of up to $1,000 of expenses per child, so $250 per child is the maximum credit. Who claims the credit in cases of divorce [...]

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From the Archives: Married Filing Separately is Not the Same Thing as Filing Single

By | September 5th, 2018|Categories: From the Archives|Tags: , , |

Married filing separately is not the same thing as filing as single.

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Claiming Spouse as Dependent: What is Gross Income?

By | July 25th, 2018|Categories: Potpourri of Tax Topics|Tags: , |

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 [...]

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Can I Claim My Disabled Spouse as a Dependent?

By | July 11th, 2018|Categories: Potpourri of Tax Topics|Tags: , |

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?

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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