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Can I File for Taxes Using a Married Name if My W-2 Is in My Maiden Name?

Whoever said "Love conquers all" must have overlooked the bureaucracy that comes with changing your name. Even if you received a marriage license without a hitch, your tax situation may become confused the year in which you get married. If you receive a Form W-2 with your maiden ...

If My Husband Owes Back Taxes, How Do I File?

Marriage is based on sharing, but not all taxpayers want to share their spouse's tax debt. The Internal Revenue Service respects this and there are ways you can avoid the repercussions of back taxes your husband hasn't paid. The easiest way is to avoid filing a joint married ...

What Happens If You Don't Pay Quarterly Tax Installments on Time?

If you're self-employed or you have income from which taxes aren't withheld, the Internal Revenue Service requires you to make estimated tax payments each quarter. By the time tax day rolls around, you should have already paid most of the taxes you owed. It that isn't the case, ...

What Is the Deadline for a Mortgage Interest Statement?

Mortgage interest can be one of your biggest deductions at tax time. In most cases, your lender will provide your total mortgage interest payments and other information at the end of each year on a Form 1098, Mortgage Interest Statement. The lender must have the statement in the ...

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 ...

If You Are Separated Can You File Single on Your Tax Return?

When it comes to your filing status for tax purposes, only one day of the year matters: December 31. If you were still legally married on the last day of the year, you typically cannot file your taxes as a single taxpayer, even if you were no longer living with your spouse. It's ...

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, ...

Can Married People Filing Jointly With ITINs Claim Dependents?

Taxpayers who aren't eligible to receive a Social Security number must file income taxes using an individual taxpayer identification number, or ITIN. Claiming a dependent isn't limited to married couples -- single taxpayers with an ITIN can also claim a dependent. If you support ...

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 ...

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