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Filing Tax Form 2441: Child and Dependent Care Expenses
There are a number of eligibility requirements you must 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…

How Do I Claim Someone as a Dependent on Taxes?
When you prepare your federal income tax return, it's likely you want to seek every possible deduction to reduce the amount of tax you owe. One way to do this is by claiming your children and other qualifying relatives as dependents. Read more…

5 Tax Tips for Single Parents
Filing taxes as a single parent requires coordination between you and your ex-spouse or partner. Usually the custodial parent claims the child as a dependent, but there are exceptions. A single parent is allowed to claim applicable deductions and exemptions for each qualifying child. Even though you claim your child as a dependent, she may still have to file her own tax return if she has income, such as from an after-school job. Read more…

Sweet Child of Mine: Tax Credits for Parents
Parents may seek tax breaks on everything from child care to educational costs and even supplies, in some cases. Read more…

Tax Deductions for Families
Families can frequently save more on their taxes than a single person. We'll help you understand who you can claim as a dependent, and which family-related deductions will give you the greatest tax benefit. Read more…


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