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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, ...

Do I Owe Taxes on Unclaimed Funds?

The U.S. government requires all income to be taxed in the year when it becomes recognized. If you come across funds that were previously unclaimed, you might feel lucky, but you may still be obliged to pay taxes on this newfound cash, depending on the source. Administrators of ...

How to Avoid IRS Tax Penalties for a 401(k) Early Withdrawal

By saving consistently over the long term, you probably will accumulate a large sum of money in your 401(k) plan at work. This money is designed to be a nest egg for your retirement, and to discourage tapping into the funds, the Internal Revenue Service assesses a 10 percent ...

Can a Married Couple File Jointly From Different States?

You only have two requirements for filing a joint return. One is that you and your spouse both agree to file jointly; if you don't, you have to file separately. The other is that you meet the IRS definition of a married couple. If you qualify, you can file a joint return when ...

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 ...

How to Report Gas Reimbursement on Tax Returns

If you use your own vehicle as part of your job, your employer may reimburse you for part or all of your expenses, such as what you spend for fuel. Depending on how your employer treats these reimbursements will affect how you must handle them when you file your income taxes. If ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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