The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) allows you to claim your elderly parent as a dependent on a tax return as long as no one else does. If you choose to claim an exemption for your parent, you must also ensure that you are not an eligible dependent to another taxpayer. This restriction is effective even if the taxpayer who can claim you as a dependent chooses not to.
The Internal Revenue Code does not limit the number of deductible charitable donations you can make in a single tax year. The same rules apply whether you donate one car or 500 cars. However, you must ensure that you satisfy all requirements for each separate vehicle donation.
When you start repaying a student loan, you cannot claim a deduction for your entire payment; however, you can deduct the portion that covers your interest charges. Knowing what interest you can deduct and how to report it on your income taxes can reduce the amount of tax you pay at the end of the year.
When you purchase a home with the intention of generating rental income, the IRS treats it more like a business or investment than a personal residence. The tax law permits you to claim tax deductions for the expenses that relate to this investment property.
That is one of the trickiest questions when it comes to preparing your taxes. It’s so difficult because the nature of families has changed so much. Back in the days before divorce was as common as it is today, claiming a dependent was easy.
The Making Work Pay tax Credit was a fully refundable tax credit built into President Obama’s stimulus package for 2009 and 2010. The Making Work Pay Credit was actually “earned” by you in the form of lower tax withholding through your employer throughout last year.
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