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Marriage and Taxes

How to file taxes if divorced during the year

Divorce and Taxes: Everything You Need to Know for Filing Taxes

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Question of the Week: How to File Taxes after Divorce?

Unfortunately, some marriages don’t work out and the only alternative is to divorce.

Depending on the length of your marriage and the complexity, it can be too stressful to have to review the financials.

Even if you have agreed or disagree, the issue of taxes still remain in the forefront.

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Tax pro vs. tax software. Do you need to hire an accountant for taxes? #taxtips

Tax Software vs. Tax Pro or Accountant: Which Should You Use?

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Reasons Why You Should Hire a Tax Professional for Taxes

It’s a new tax season and many of you all will be receiving your W-2s soon. The next step is to choose how you want to file your taxes this year. Should you use a tax software or hire a tax pro?

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Make money from home. Money tips for moms.

7 Creative Ways to Make Money from Home for Busy Professional Moms

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How to Earn and Make Money from Home

As if working a full-time job wasn’t enough, being a professional who is also a mother should be considered two full time jobs. Evolution in the professional world has allowed mothers to stay at home longer with their newborn and have a more flexible schedule as they grow. However, as you progress in your corporate career you may find you require more flexibility in your schedule.

Technology has made it more possible than ever to generate income from home and leave the cubical life behind. This article will highlight 7 examples of how you can make money from home and ditch the 9 to 5 work life.

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Understanding tax exemptions

Tax Exemptions – Everything You Need to Know for 2018

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What are Tax Exemptions?

Tax exemption is a monetary amount given to help reduce your taxable income. Usually, you can deduct a specific amount for each exemption claimed for that particular tax year.

There are 2 types of exemptions you can deduct:

  • Personal exemptions for you and your spouse
  • Exemptions for dependents known as dependency exemptions

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What is the best filing status for taxes?

How to Choose the Best Filing Status

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What Filing Status Should I Use?

It is very important to select the correct filing status when filing your individual tax return. Many tax credits, deductions, and the amount of taxes paid are dependent upon the filing status selected. At times, more than one filing status may apply to you. In this case you should work with your tax advisor to figure out which status is best for you.

The 5 Filing Statuses:

  • Single
  • Married Filing Jointly
  • Married Filing Separately
  • Head of Household
  • Qualifying Widow(er) with dependent child

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