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So You Think You Can Claim A Dependent?

Claiming a dependent is a great way to save some cash on your taxes, though you need to be sure that the person you claim actually qualifies as a dependent. There are several rules for claiming dependents on your tax returns, including requirements for qualifying children or relatives. The following information will help you determine […]

How to Claim Dependents Lawfully

The dependent exemption can be quite valuable to taxpayers when they file their tax returns. Provided the dependent meets all the requirements to be considered a qualifying child or qualifying relative to the taxpayer, the filer is eligible to claim a dependent exemption. The IRS has certain rules in place as stated in the tax […]

Many taxpayers are unsure of the full scope of the Head of Household filing status when it comes time to file a tax return. Knowing about all the details of this status can benefit you greatly, because those who qualify to file Head of Household receive savings and tax benefits. Many single parents love this […]

Deducting Care For Dependents

Ensuring that you have adequate care for your children when you have to work can really put a damper on your budget. This type of expense may be deductible through the Child and Dependent Care Credit, which is a tax credit available to working parents. This credit can save you Up to $3000, which is […]

What is the Qualifying Widow(er) Status?

Did you know the IRS allows a tax break for those taxpayers whose spouse has died in the last tax year? These taxpayers can file using qualifying widow(er) with qualifying child filing status. If you have lost your spouse this past tax year, here are some things you’ll need to know about this special filing […]

Claiming the Child Care Tax Credit

If you pay for childcare and are employed you may qualify for the Child Care Credit. If you have paid for someone else to take care of your child or dependent this past year you may qualify to claim a Child Care Tax Credit on your Federal Income Tax Return. What you need to ask, […]

For 2014, taxpayers are eligible to receive an exemption of $3,950 (a fixed amount) if they are responsible for supporting another individual. There are a few other qualifying factors to what is known as the dependency exemption. Provided they meet the requirements, a taxpayer can receive a dependency exemption for each person they support. The […]

If you have a child under the age of 17, you are eligible to claim a tax credit for that child. This credit of $1,000 per child, can be claimed each year until the child turns 17. This credit does not replace the dependency exemption that you may claim for your child, so you are […]

Who is a Qualifying Child?

Taxpayers are eligible to claim an exemption for dependents in two separate categories: qualifying child and qualifying relative. By taking a dependent exemption you can lower your taxable income by a specified amount equal to that of the exemption. For example, since the dependency exemption for 2014 is $3,950, an eligible taxpayer can deduct this […]