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Injured Spouse Claims

If you filed a joint tax return and your tax refund was seized for delinquent child support obligation, but the support is owed by the other parent and you are not responsible for the debt, you can file IRS Form 8379 [PDF file], Injured Spouse Allocation. This page on the IRS website has more information.Reviewed September 2009 more...

Tax Refund Anticipation Loans

Around the beginning of every year, we begin to hear advertisements from tax companies about getting tax refunds quickly. more...

Who claims the child as a dependent for tax purposes?

In general, the custodial parent claims the child for tax purposes. If the court does not make any orders about the tax deduction, then the custodial parent automatically claims the child as a dependent for tax purposes. The IRS income tax rules say that the parent having custody for the greater portion of the calendar year receives the deduction. A court, can, however, order that the non-custodial parent be allowed to claim the child for tax purposes. more...