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Why Should A Married Couple File Separately?

Did you know that just because you are married does not mean you have to file a joint tax return? For the most part it makes sense to file together, but there are circumstances when it can actually be beneficial … read more

Determining Your Correct Filing Status

It’s important to use the correct filing status when filing your income tax return. It can impact the tax benefits you receive, the amount of your standard deduction and the amount of taxes you pay. It may even impact whether … read more

Getting Married – Do You Pay More Taxes?

Are you thinking of getting married in 2012?  Income taxes for most newly married couples are the last thing on their minds. The overall reality is that in most cases this is going to cause problems of newlywed aggravation.  In … read more

Filing Status During Divorce

How should you file—single, joint, or married filing separately—during the pendency of your divorce/separation proceedings?  Your filing status for federal income tax purposes depends on your marital status, which is determined under state law. If, as of the end of … read more

Married Filing Jointly or Married Filing Separately?

Is it more advantageous for married couples to file income tax returns jointly or separately?  Unfortunately, the answer is not as simple as it may sound.  When filing separately, some credits and deductions are not allowed.  These include earned income … read more

Arizona School Tuition Tax Credits

Arizona tax law allows taxpayers a tax credit for contributions made to a school tuition organization.  Though this credit has been around for quite some time, there is a new update to the credit beginning in 2010.  In years past, … read more

Eight Facts about Filing Status

Every year, starting in the spring, millions of Americans begin the process of filing their Income Tax Returns.  During this process everyone must make a decision about what their filing status is.  Believe it or not this decision is actually … read more


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