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How to Qualify to Claim A Dependency Exemption

You will qualify for the exemption if that person is either your “qualifying child” or your “qualifying relative.” CAUTION:  The dependency exemption isn’t allowed unless you include the dependent’s social security number on your return. This rule applies even to … read more

Your Kids May Help You to Qualify for Tax Benefits

As a mom of two precocious little boys under the age of four, I spend a great deal of time saying things like “please don’t hit your brother” or “please don’t step on your brother” or my favorite “my house … read more

When Your Child Is Not "Qualifying", but Can Still Be Relative

In the continuing saga of the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) training that I have written about in the past couple of weeks, Andrea Hejnal-Hilger and I are now familiar with our training facility and are ready to instruct. Well, … read more


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