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Key Tax Tips When Filing for Divorce or Separation
Going through the process of divorce or separation is a trying time for any couple. Between dividing up property, legal proceedings and handling child custody, many people can forget the tax implications as well. You can avoid missteps with the IRS —especially if there's a breakdown in communication between spouses — by keeping in mind a few tax tips. Read more…

Tax Tips for Caring for a Disabled Spouse
Caring for a disabled spouse can be a financial strain, but you do have opportunities to reduce the burden. There are many tax credits and other tax breaks available for disabled individuals and their caretakers. Among the most common are the Tax Credit for the Elderly or Disabled, the Child or Dependent Care Credit, and the Medical Expenses tax deduction. Read more…

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…

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…

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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