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How to Find My IRS Estimated Taxes Paid

Taxpayers who run their own business or work as contractors and don't have federal taxes withheld from each paycheck are expected to make quarterly estimated tax payments. Any miscalculations along the way get squared up when the final tax return is filed, but the Internal ...

Do Children Collecting Their Dead Parents' Social Security Pay Income Taxes?

The type of Social Security benefits children receive when their parents are deceased is called survivors benefits. In 2011, more than 4.3 million children received some form of Social Security benefits, including survivors benefits. Survivors benefits are paid out on a tax-free ...

Filing a Joint Tax Return When Married & Living Apart

Your marital status as of the last day of the year is a major factor in determining your filing status for your federal income tax return. If you were married as of Dec. 31, the Internal Revenue Service considers you to have been married for the whole year, and you can file a ...

Married Filing Jointly and Proof of Marriage

When you marry your significant other, you face many details to prepare for married life, including combining your households and managing your finances together. After the end of the first calendar year in which you got married, you'll need to tackle your first income tax ...

Is a 401(k) Loan Reportable on Your IRS Income Taxes?

Some 401(k) plans permit participants to borrow directly from their funds. If plan participants may take out loans, the written plan description states that borrowing is allowed. Although withdrawals from a 401(k) by participants younger than 59 1/2 usually result in a penalty, ...

When Filing Tax Returns, Where Do You Put Stocks and Bonds?

Your stock and bond investments pay dividends and interest that you need to report on your tax return. If you sell any of your investment holdings, the result will be a capital gain or loss, which also must be reported. To report your investment earnings, gains and losses ...

Do You File Jointly if Your Spouse Did Not Have Reportable Income?

If you are married, you can file a joint tax return with your spouse even if only one of you had income. There is nothing in the tax rules requiring that a husband and wife both have income in order to file jointly. Although federal law doesn’t permit same-sex married ...

Do I Need to Enter My Wife's W-2 if We Are Married, Filing Separately?

Individual state laws can complicate tax filing tremendously when spouses elect to file separate returns, and you'll want to make sure you get it right. If your wife earns $30,000 reported on a W-2, and if you wrongly include it on your return, you would have to pay taxes on it. ...

Can I Force My Separated Husband to File Income Tax as Married Filing Jointly?

It's impossible to file a joint married tax return without your husband's cooperation because the return requires both your signatures. You'd also need access to all his income information, which could prove difficult if you're no longer living together. Legally, both spouses ...

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