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Claiming a Non-Citizen Spouse and Children on Your Taxes
When your spouse and children are U.S. citizens, claiming them on your taxes is simple: just provide their names and Social Security numbers. When they're non-citizens, though, things may be a little more complicated. But you can still claim them—and reap the tax benefits of doing so. Read more…

What is the Additional Child Tax Credit?
If you can't claim the full Child Tax Credit because you owe less tax than the available credit, you may be able to claim the refundable Additional Child Tax Credit. Read more…

Filing Tax Form 2441: Child and Dependent Care Expenses
There are a number of eligibility requirements to satisfy before potentially receiving a child or dependent care credit, so it's a good idea to familiarize yourself with the rules before preparing Form 2441. Read more…

The Dirty Dozen: 12 Tricky Tax Dependent Dilemmas
Knowing when someone qualifies as a dependent on your tax return can be trickier than it seems. These 12 examples help clear up the confusion about who you can and can't claim as a dependent on your taxes. Read more…

What is the IRS Form 8812?
If you have children and a low tax bill, you may need IRS Form 8812 to claim all of your Child Tax Credit. Read more…

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