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Tax Deductions for Funeral Expenses
If you paid for funeral expenses during the tax year, you may wonder whether you can deduct these costs on your federal income tax return. According to IRS regulations, most individuals will not qualify to claim a deduction for these expenses unless they paid for the funeral out of the funds of an estate. Read more…

Video: What is IRS Form 2441? Child and Dependent Care Expenses
Do you hire a professional to care for your children? Or maybe to take care of your spouse or other family member who can't be left without supervision? Watch this video to learn more about how some of these expenses can save you money on your federal tax bill. Read more…

Video: How to File a Tax Return with Adult Dependents
Did you know that reporting an adult dependent on your return provides the same tax savings as reporting your children? When claiming an adult as your dependent there are four essential tests you must satisfy. Watch this video to find out more about filing a tax return with adult dependents. Read more…

Deducting Summer Camps and Daycare with the Child and Dependent Care Credit
If you paid a daycare center, babysitter, summer camp, or other care provider to care for a qualifying child under age 13 or a disabled dependent of any age, you may qualify for a tax credit of up to 35 percent of qualifying expenses of $3,000 for one child or dependent, or up to $6,000 for two or more children or dependents. Read more…

Tax Tips for Single Dads
Only 1% of households were headed by single fathers back in 1960. By the time of the most recent Pew Research Center study in 2013, that number had jumped to 8%. If you’re in this growing group, read on. Tax law is gender neutral, so whether you’re a single father or a single mother, the same rules apply when you file your tax return if you’re raising a family on your own. Read more…


More Family Articles

Should I Include a Dependent's Income on My Tax Return? Guide to Filing Taxes as Head of Household What is Form 8332: Release/Revocation of Release of Claim to Exemption for Child by Custodial Parent 5 Tax Tips for Single Parents 5 Tax Tips for Single Moms Claiming a Domestic Partner as a Dependent Claiming a Non-Citizen Spouse and Children on Your Taxes The Ins and Outs of the Child and Dependent Care Tax Credit What is IRS Form 8615: Tax for Certain Children Who Have Unearned Income What is a Personal Representative for Taxes? 8 Money-Saving Tax Tips for Parents What is the Additional Child Tax Credit? Tax Tips When Sending Kids to Private or Public Schools Death in the Family New Addition: Adoption Tax Credits 7 Requirements for the Child Tax Credit Sweet Child of Mine: Tax Credits for Parents Tax Exemptions and Deductions for Families How to Itemize Taxes When Claiming Dependents What Are Dependents? Video: Tax Tips for a New Baby How Do I Claim Someone As a Dependent on Taxes? Video: Tax Filing Requirements for Children Filing Tax Form 2441: Child and Dependent Care Expenses Video: Child Care Tax Credits What Happens When Both Parents Claim a Child on a Tax Return? The Dirty Dozen: 12 Tricky Tax Dependent Dilemmas At What Income Does a Minor Have to File an Income Tax Return? Video: Claiming Dependents on Your 2010 Tax Return Video: Tax Credits When Adopting a Child Tax Filing Requirements for Children Steps to Claiming an Elderly Parent as a Dependent Birth of a Child Video: What Are Dependents? What is the IRS Form 8812? Can I Claim a Boyfriend/Girlfriend As a Dependent on Income Taxes? Video: What's the Child Tax Credit - How Do I Qualify? Video: Who You Can Claim as a Dependent on Your Tax Return Video: How to Prove Head of Household for the IRS Rules for Claiming a Dependent on Your Tax Return What Is IRS Form 8839: Qualified Adoption Expenses? Child Tax Credit

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