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Getting Divorced
If you're going through a divorce, taxes may be the last thing on your mind, so we're here to help. We've got tips for you on which filing status to choose after the divorce, who can claim the exemptions for the kids, and how payments to an ex-spouse are treated for tax purposes. Read more…

Tax Steps to Add to Your Wedding Checklist
You've booked your band, your florist and even reserved that matching fondue pot you've had your eye on, but don't forget to invite Uncle Sam as part of your wedding planning. While the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is probably the last thing on your mind when preparing for your wedding, you can take some steps to avoid surprises at tax time. By handling these tax matters as part of your wedding planning, you will save time and possibly even money, in the process. Read more…

Claiming a Domestic Partner as a Dependent
Most people claimed as dependents on tax returns are children or other relatives. But what you may not know is that under certain circumstances you can also claim someone as a dependent even if you're not related, as is the case with a domestic partner. Read more…

Should You and Your Spouse File Taxes Jointly or Separately?
Married couples have the option to file jointly or separately on their federal income tax returns. The IRS strongly encourages most couples to file joint tax returns by extending several tax breaks to those who file together. In the vast majority of cases, it's best for married couples to file jointly, but there may be a few instances when it's better to submit separate returns. Read more…

DOMA: Tax Implications for Same-Sex Couples
The Defense of Marriage Act of 1996 was struck down by the Supreme Court in 2013 by majority decision. In August 2013, the Internal Revenue Service declared that legally married same-sex couples could refile tax returns jointly. Read more…

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