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    The spousal support that is paid out after a divorce can have varying tax implications. We'll look at what you need to know ...
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    A tax form distributed by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and used by an injured spouse on a joint tax return when seeking ...
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    A tax form distributed by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and used by employees deducting ordinary and necessary expenses ...
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  19. Form 5405: First-Time Homebuyer Credit And Repayment Of The Credit

    A tax form distributed by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and used by first-time homeowners or long-time residents of ...
  20. Form 4070A: Employee's Daily Record of Tips

    A tax form distributed by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and used by employees to keep track of the tips they receive ...
  21. Form 4070: Employee's Report Of Tips To Employer

    A tax form distributed by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and used by employees who are compensated by tips to report ...
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  23. IRS Publication 531

    A document published by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) that details how employees who have received tips as part of their ...
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  27. What To Bring To The Tax Man

    Forgetting these forms can cost you your refund.
  28. 3 Common Tax Questions Answered

    We clarify some rules that often puzzle taxpayers.
  29. The 10 Most Common Tax-Filing Mistakes

    Be sure to double check your federal income tax return for these common mistakes that could cost you time and money.
  30. New Baby, New Tax Break

    Delivering a new baby also delivers a $1,000 child tax credit - and that's just the start!
  31. Newly Divorced? How To File Your Taxes

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  32. Reaffirmation

    An agreement made between a debtor and a creditor to repay some or all of a debt. Reaffirmations are made on a purely voluntary ...
  33. Will jointly filing taxes have the effect of joining a couple's credit?

    The only thing that "joins" the credit of a married couple is the ownership of joint accounts. In other words, if there is ...
  34. Bankruptcy Filing Changes That Could Affect You

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  35. A 529 Plan Fit For An Ivy League Education

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  37. What is the history behind today's bankruptcy laws?

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  38. Changing The Face Of Bankruptcy

    A 2005 law attempts to unmask fraudulent debtors and still save those who are struggling. Will it affect you?
  39. As a temporary resident of the US, can I withdraw funds from my Traditional IRA without penalty when I leave the country?

    Should you decide to invest in a Traditional IRA and receive a tax deduction for your contribution, the amounts that you ...
  40. I will be receiving monies from a QDRO executed pursuant to my divorce. I would like to take a portion of the money as a distribution to pay for a new home. What are the tax implications of doing this?

    There are several issues to consider: The early distribution penalty - Assets distributed from a qualified plan in accordance ...
  41. Can I contribute to both a 529 plan and a Coverdell education savings account?

    You can contribute to both, and when your child is ready to attend college, as colleges do accept payments from both. There ...
  42. When am I considered "married" for tax purposes?

    You are generally considered married for tax purposes as long as you were married as of the last day of the year, regardless ...
  43. 9 Ways To Use A Tax Refund

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  44. 529 Plan Tutorial

    This comprehensive guide goes through what a 529 plan is and how to set one up, contribute to it and withdraw from it.
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  47. Revenue Officer

    An individual who collects revenues such as taxes and duties on behalf of the government. A revenue officer is generally ...
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  49. Levy

    The legal seizure of property to satisfy a debt. In the U.S., the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has the authority to levy ...
  50. Stock Savings Plan

    In Canada, a plan wherein certain provinces (such as Alberta, Ontario and Quebec) provide tax credits for provincial income ...
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