Get
Answers

Finding answers to your tax questions is now less taxing.

Get Answers To Your Tax Questions

H&R Block Tax Professionals relentlessly focus on making sure you profit from every deduction and credit available.

My spouse is a foreign citizen who hasn't applied for an SSN and hasn't lived or worked in the United States. Which filing status do I use?
I lived six months in Massachusetts and six months in another state. My job for the entire year was in Massachusetts. How do I report my Massachusetts income?
If I'm self-employed, how do I create a W-2 for myself?
I moved to take a new job. I couldn't claim moving expenses on my 2013 return since I hadn't worked at my new position long enough. Can I deduct my moving expenses this year?
Why didn't my employer take any federal withholding taxes out of my paycheck?
If my employer didn't withhold any taxes, what do I need to file?
If I don't have receipts for clothing and furniture I donated, can I claim my donations?
Is a breast lift and augmentation a deductible medical expense?
Are inherited pensions taxable?
If I have an amount on my W-2, Box 12, what is it and is it added to my income?
Can I have my refund deposited into two different accounts?
If I did some home renovation projects, can I deduct the sales tax on the items I bought for the project?
If I have two Forms 1098 from two different companies for one mortgage, do I need to report both?
Why would my IRA distribution be tax-free?
How should I file an extension for my partnership LLC?
Can I deduct professional membership dues?
My husband was divorced in early 2014, and we married in late 2014. Can we file jointly for 2014?
Can I deduct the cost of tax-preparation software?
If a business were to operate without paying taxes, what possible IRS penalties would it face?
I'm a disabled and unemployable military veteran. I received Forms 1099 from the Social Security Administration (SSA) and from USAA. However, I didn't receive a 1099 from the Department of Veteran Affairs (VA). What should I do?
Can I deduct a loss on the sale of my main home?
If I received a W-2 and a 1099 from my company, where do I report my 1099 income?
I underwent treatment for cancer and diabetes. Can I deduct the cost of over-the-counter medicine related to treatment?
I lost everything due to a natural disaster in a presidentially declared disaster area. How do I claim the gain or loss?
How do I know if I qualify for the child tax credit?
If I don't have a bank record of my donations, can I deduct cash donations to charities?
Can I claim expired stock options as a loss?
If I report 1099 self-employment income, how do I report my expenses?
Can I deduct expenses for IVF?
I'm married with my own business. Should I file jointly with my husband for our personal income and file a separate return for my business?
We lived in our RV and volunteered throughout the United States. Can we deduct mileage, depreciation, and the propane we used to heat the RV?
What do the boxes and codes on the W-2 mean?
How long do I have to be in school to be considered a student for the education credits?
If I received too much in unemployment benefits and have to repay the overpayment, do I have to claim my unemployment?
Can I claim the gas I bought as a deduction?
Does my federal Form 8379: Injured Spouse Allocation apply to my state return as well?
If our adoption attempt failed, can we claim legal fees and other expenses?
If I sold some employee stock shares through an online brokerage and taxes were taken out at the time of the sale, how do I report this?
Do I have to indicate inherited shares versus various long-term shares in date acquired?
Can I claim an undocumented person as a dependent?
What's the maximum income I can have and still deduct student loan interest?
If I receive Social Security disability payments, can I deduct medical expenses, including mileage?
What's my cost basis if I exercised my company stock options?
My partner and I bought a house together. We're not married, so how do we split the home mortgage interest deduction?
How do I file for a Massachusetts extension?
How should my employer report designated Roth 401(k) contributions on my W-2?
Is my student loan deductible?
Can I claim a loss on a worthless stock option grant that I never exercised?
I overpaid my federal taxes this year and owe back taxes. Can I apply my refund to my estimated payments for next year, or will my refund be applied to my back taxes?
If my dependent earns income, does he need to file his own return?
I'm on active duty deployed overseas. My spouse lives with her family in Nebraska, so our mail is forwarded there. My state of record is New York, where I have military housing. Can I use the Nebraska address as our address on our joint return?
I lived in Indiana in 2014 but moved to Utah for a new job in 2015. My new employer gave me a salary advance in late 2014. Do I have to file a Utah return?
I bought and renovated a rental property that was assessed for taxes at a price lower than I paid for it. Can I depreciate based on my purchase price plus the cost of renovations?
I inherited an investment account. I used the funds to pay for my relative's cremation and legal fees. Then, I distributed the rest to his children and spouse. I didn't keep any of the funds for myself. Can I deduct the funeral costs?
Will reporting the information on my Form 1098-T increase my refund?
If I claimed dependents on my federal return, can I also claim them on my state return?
If my employer reimburses me for all my college expenses, can I claim an education credit for these expenses?
How do I report the Veterans Affairs (VA) death pension I receive?
If I have a balance due on my return and can't pay it, how do I set up a payment plan with the IRS?
My company withheld city taxes from my paycheck. However, the taxes withheld aren't on my W-2. How can I report my city taxes?
Do I have to report my tip income?
I found an error on my return, which I already filed. However, I haven't received my refund yet. Can I correct my return before I receive my refund?
Can I deduct travel expenses for managing a rental property?
I received a Form 1099-MISC but didn't pay quarterly estimated taxes during the year. Will I owe an underpayment penalty?
What's a capital gain or loss?
Can I claim a deduction for childcare if I don't have the childcare center's EIN?
What are the requirements for claiming my parents as dependents?
Can I claim a family member who's not my child but who lives with me as a nondependent for EIC purposes?
If I was supposed to pay quarterly taxes but didn't, what should I do?
My spouse changed her name in 2014. Since my spouse's last name doesn't match Social Security records, the IRS won't let me claim a personal exemption for her. How can I get her exemption on our return?
If I attend college part-time, what credits can I claim?
We bought a vehicle in 2013, but we forgot to claim the sales tax on our 2013 return. Can we claim the tax on our 2014 return?
I cashed out my teachers’ retirement account. Does the distribution I received count as a withdrawal?
What are reciprocal wages?
If I withdrew my state retirement money to buy a farm and equipment, how do I report this?
How do I report a loss of money due to embezzlement?
If I was unemployed when I moved, can I deduct moving expenses?
We put money down on a real estate deal and lost the money when the deal didn't go through. Can we deduct this as a loss?
Does my vehicle qualify for the plug-in electric vehicle credit?
If it's more beneficial for my live-in partner to claim my children as dependents, can we do this?
After I file for an extension, how much time do I have to file my return?
Why is pension income taxable but not eligible for the EIC?
My husband pays out-of-pocket for his gas and cell phone and his employer reimburses him. Do we report these as both expenses and employer reimbursements?
Where do I report nonqualifying stock option sales?
If I used my Internet service for both business and personal purposes, can I deduct it?
If I list my business as "doing business as" (DBA), do I need to file additional forms?
How do I know whether to issue a W-2 or Form 1099-MISC to someone who works for my business?
How do I decide which education credit to claim?
If online subscriptions to trade journals help me keep up-to-date in my profession, can I deduct them?
If I worked for cash and don't have any receipts for my expenses, what should I report?
If I'm older than 59 1/2, will I pay any penalties if I close my IRA accounts?
I'm the executor for an open estate. How should I file?
How do I deduct mileage when I'm an employee?
If my spouse filed for bankruptcy, can I file Form 8379: Injured Spouse Allocation?
Can I apply all or part of my refund to my 2015 estimated taxes?
If I itemize, can I deduct my daughter's cheerleading expenses as hobby expenses?
How do I report a life insurance policy that matured?
If I'm self-employed, what receipts and records should I keep?
How do I report my eBay profits and expenses?
What are the AMT income thresholds?
Do I include in my tuition expenses any veteran's / GI Bill benefits paid directly to me or my university?
I lived in Missouri all year but only worked there for part of the year. For the rest of the year, I worked in Kansas. Can I prorate the taxes I paid to Kansas?
The Air Force is paying the tuition for my child, who's on active duty. The university sent us a 1098-T. If I'm not paying the tuition, what should I do with the 1098-T?
If I'm getting a refund, why would I owe an underpayment penalty?
If I withdrew money from my Roth IRA that was less than my total contributions, are my withdrawals exempt from taxes?
If my spouse files separately and itemizes, can I file using the standard deduction?
My spouse is active-duty military in California, where we live. I'm part-time National Guard and don't work for the military otherwise. Do I qualify to exempt my taxes under the Military Spouses Residency Relief Act?
If I moved closer to my job, can I deduct my moving expenses?
I received a payout from my mother's 401(k) when she died. Is this income taxable to me?
If I made donations on numerous dates to a charity, what date should I enter if I group the donations?
Is Social Security disability income taxable?
Can I write off my entire tuition?
I withdrew money from my IRA for education expenses. How can I eliminate the penalty?
Can I report my LLC losses on my personal return?
I separated from my military spouse in December 2014. What should my filing status be?
Can I itemize legal expenses I paid in connection with filing Chapter 13?
If my W-2, Box 1 shows $0, can I e-file?
If I have a babysitting or childcare business, what can I deduct?
If I attended a community college, do I qualify for education credits?
Are start-up expenses deductible?
If my child made $5,000 last year, does he have to file?
I received an incorrect Form 1099. The company that issued it is no longer in business. How do I get a corrected 1099?
How many dependents can I claim without the IRS red-flagging my return for an audit?
I received a credit to my foreign bank account. How do I report this?
When do I have to pay self-employment tax?
Who can I claim as a dependent?
Can I claim an education credit for my college room and board?
If I received a federal tax refund last year, do I have to report it as income this year?
I receive a foreign pension and don't have an employer identification number (EIN). How do I report my income?
Can I deduct my down payment on a home?
Can I deduct a special assessment my HOA imposes?
If my child attends a private kindergarten, can I claim the childcare credit?
If I claim more exemptions than I actually have on my W-4, will it make a large difference in the taxes I owe?
What can offset my refund?
Can I deduct the mileage and leasing charges for the dump truck I leased last year?
If I earned unemployment, will I get a W-2?
If someone (other than a qualifying child) who lives with me doesn't work, can I claim him as a dependent?
If I received Forms 1099 listing interest and dividends after I filed my taxes, do I have to file an amended return?
Do I report foreign wage income in the W-2 and Form 2555 topics?
If I received part of my unemployment benefits for last year in January of this year, in which year do I report the benefits?
If I have money deducted from my paycheck for charitable donations disbursed to local charities, what charity name do I enter?
If my Social Security and Medicare wages aren't on my W-2, how do I report those amounts?
If I withdrew money monthly from my IRA, how do I find out if penalty charges were deducted each month?
How do I file for a Georgia extension?
Can I claim my children for the EIC but not as dependents, so my ex-spouse can claim them as dependents?
Why wouldn't I be able to itemize my deductions?
If I didn't deduct my property taxes in prior years, can I deduct those taxes this year?
If the state of Washington doesn't require a personal income tax, why does it show I paid it on my W-2?
What credits are available for college students?
If I'm a self-employed business owner, when am I required to have an EIN?
If someone claims me as a dependent, can I claim my child as a dependent?
If my W-4 states I'm married, can I file as single?
Can I deduct medical expenses I paid for my spouse?
If I took continuing education courses from a college that doesn't send out a Form 1098-T, how can I deduct my tuition?
My spouse and I both owned homes when we married this year. So, do we add our home loan interest together if we file jointly?
Can I deduct the cost of hazard insurance?
If my child was born in 2014, can I claim the child and dependent care credit?
Can we claim a crawl space encapsulation system for an energy credit?
If I don't claim my child as a dependent but I pay for her tuition, can I claim the education credits?
If I'm self-employed and had no income, can I claim the childcare credit?
I'm a state employee who's required to contribute to a retirement plan. Can I claim the Saver's Credit?
Can I deduct the items I bought to renovate my home to make it more energy efficient?
How many education credits can I claim on my return?
If my child attends college full-time and earns income, can I claim my child as a dependent?
If I bought my first home this year, which items on the HUD-1 form can I enter as deductions?
Can I deduct interest paid on a medical or dental bill loan?
If my spouse and I use married filing separately, can one of us claim all of the mortgage interest and property tax deduction?
I was the beneficiary and fiduciary for an estate. The estate had less than $600 income in 2013, so I didn't file a return. The estate closed in 2014. Do I need to file a final 1041 for the estate?
Is alimony considered earned income for Earned Income Credit (EIC) purposes in some states?
Can I deduct attorney fees for my business?
My child's other parent is filing as head of household and claiming our child as a dependent. Can I claim our child for the EIC?
If I use my own computer for my job, can I claim it?
My children get state assistance and have earned income. Can I claim them as dependents?
I received an insurance payout from Traumatic Service Members Group Life Insurance. Do I have to report this payout?
How can I add another W-2 if I've already filed my return?
How do I report interest on my savings deposit program account?
If my previous employer made me roll over my 401(k) funds into a traditional IRA, how should I report it?
Can I claim medical expenses for a bill that went to collections?
If I sold some stock this year that I bought at different times, what's my stock purchase date?
How much interest and property tax can I deduct, and how many years back can I claim them?
What's the difference between taxable income and AGI?
Can I deduct interest I pay on my car loan?
How do I report an inheritance I received by check?
If I'm itemizing my return but my former spouse isn't, can I claim the full deduction for the mortgage interest on a home we sold?
If I drive my vehicle for a second job but not my main job, can I claim job-related expenses on my vehicle?
I'm a retired police officer. Can I exclude $3,000 of taxable income due to payment of health care premiums?
Can I claim someone as a dependent who's never lived with me?
I'm a floor advisor in my college dorm, and I received a scholarship covering my room and board. The school sent me a W-2 listing wages in Box 1 and a 1098-T listing my scholarship in Box 5. Do I report the scholarship?
Does the EIC go up with each child I claim?
If we've already filed our return, can my spouse still contribute up to $5,500 to an IRA?
If my employer doesn't reimburse my expenses, can I deduct the standard meal allowance for days I'm away from home for work?
I moved out of my house and rented it to my parents for well below FMV. I then sold the home. Does this home still qualify as my main home for the capital gains exclusion?
Can I deduct drug rehabilitation costs?
Do any energy credits apply to rental property?
Can I claim new storm doors for an energy credit?
Do I have to report my Social Security benefits?
How do I deduct lodging expenses related to medical care?
Can I deduct medical expenses for my pets?
Why did I get an e-file error stating that I have a possible incorrect SSN for my dependent?
I'm over 24 years old but I live with my parents, who provide more than half my support. Can they claim me as a dependent on their return?
The person I want to claim as a dependent for the EIC is 24 and provides more than half of her own support. Will I be able to claim her?
Can I deduct interest on a seller-financed home loan?
Our home was burglarized, and our insurance didn't cover everything stolen. Can we deduct the difference?
If we sell a rental property that has had a big drop in value, can we deduct any of the loss?
Can I deduct the mortgage interest on a timeshare?
If I owe back taxes to the IRS, will the IRS take my state refund to pay it off?
If I was self-employed, do I report my income?
Will the IRS deduct any liens from my refund and then send me the remainder?
If I worked odd jobs and have dependent children, how can I get a refund?
If I'm paid as a contract laborer, what do I need to do to keep from owing money when I file next year?
I applied for a federal extension online. Does the extension apply to my state return, too?
If I earned less than $10 in interest, will I receive a form showing my interest?
My husband is on active military duty. He received half of his bonus pay in 2013 and the other half in 2014. What do I do if the bonus doesn't appear on his W-2?
Does the IRS place a limit on the number of years someone can have a loss in a business?
If I'm separated from my spouse, can her parents claim my children as dependents without my permission?
Is an FSA for medical expenses the same as an HSA?
If my company terminated me, do I need to pay the 10% penalty on my employer retirement plan withdrawal?
I made a conservation easement to a charity. Then, I performed services related to the donated easement. Can I claim a charitable deduction for services?
How are Roth IRA contributions taxed?
Can I use credit card and bank statements to document cash donations to charity?
If I receive TRA payments, do these payments count as income for Earned Income Credit (EIC) purposes?
Can I receive the EIC if I don't have a child?
My clients pay me cash, and I record each payment on a receipt. Is this acceptable as proof of earnings?
If my adult child receives food stamps, will I still be able to claim her as a dependent?
I keep records of my business mileage, but not the actual gas receipts. What can I claim on my return?
If someone cares for my child while I'm at work, should I send her a Form 1099?
Can we get a refund of our adoption expenses for last year even though the adoption isn't yet final?
If I'm self-employed and have a home office in my apartment, can I deduct the rental insurance for my apartment?
Is a disability pension considered earned income for purposes of the EIC?
If my children live outside of the United States, Mexico, and Canada, how do I get their ITINs?
If I didn't receive part of my unemployment benefits for last year until this year, should I amend my prior-year return?
If a high school student watches my children during summers and after school, can I claim the childcare credit?
How much in childcare expenses can I claim without a receipt?
If I plan to convert my traditional IRA to a Roth IRA by the end of 2014, can I pay the taxes on the conversion in 2014?
If my spouse and I are married filing separately, do we each have to itemize our donations?
If I had a foreclosure on a rental property, how do I report this?
If the person I'm claiming as a dependent doesn't fit any of the relationship options, what should I choose?
If I got married in 2014, should I file a joint return or a separate return?
Can I claim my children for part of the year and let them claim themselves for the rest of the year?
If I have a student loan, but I'm approved for a deferment, will the IRS take my refund?
Is a nonstatutory stock option the same as a nonqualified stock option?
What types of penalties come with a short sale?
If I'm age 70, how much of my IRA must I withdraw to avoid penalties?
What are the requirements for claiming a full-time college student as a dependent for EIC purposes?
I filed for an extension on my 2013 return, but I never filed that return. I should receive a refund on my 2013 taxes. Can I file a 2013 return now?
Can I claim the medical expenses I paid for a dependent?
If I have no taxable income, can I claim an energy credit for my property?
If I paid my tuition with a Pell Grant, can I claim it as an education expense?
My child married and moved out of my home in 2014. She and her husband filed their taxes as married filing jointly. Can I still claim an exemption for her?
Can I deduct the sales tax I pay at stores?
Can I deduct my rent payments?
How do my former spouse and I report mortgage interest we pay on a home where only I live?
How do I report settlement costs for the home I bought?
If I file an amended return to increase my charitable donations deduction, will I be at risk for an audit?
Can I deduct hazard and flood insurance for my rental property?
Can I deduct the cost of building a garage to house business equipment?
I'm a full-time resident of Illinois who attended a work convention in Minnesota. I received a W-2 for the pay I received during the convention with Minnesota state tax withheld. Do I have to file a Minnesota return?
If my only income was from student loans, can I claim the EIC?
How can I find out if energy-efficient items I bought for my home qualify for energy credits?
When I file for an extension, do I have to pay my entire balance due?
Can I claim the child tax credit and the Earned Income Credit (EIC)?
If I never received my state refund from last year, how should I handle that on this year's return?
Do I have to itemize to claim charitable contributions?
Do I need to report scholarship and grant money I received as income?
My child is a dependent receiving Social Security benefits. How do I report these benefits?
Can I claim mileage or gas expenses for traveling to and from my college?
My mother died this year. Do I need to file a return on her behalf?
If I contributed $5,500 to each of my two Roth IRA accounts, will I owe a penalty?
We didn't give W-2s or 1099s to our babysitters who work in our home. Are we required to do so?
Can I deduct the prepayment penalty I received from paying off my mortgage early?
If I have an ITIN instead of an SSN, can I claim the EIC?
If I'm filing returns in two states, how is my EIC figured?
My withholding status has been married with no dependents. If I change my W-4 to single with no dependents, will my take-home pay be less or more?
If my only income was a lump-sum early withdrawal of my 401(k) plan and SSDI, do I have to file?
Do I include the down payment I made on a rental property in the basis for depreciation?
What do I need to have on-hand to prepare my taxes?
I began a business with other people but never received any income from it. How do I deduct my expenses?
If I qualify for the energy credit, will I get my entire investment refunded?
If I use my vehicle for work, can I claim drive time and gas if I have no receipts?
I have items that I’ve fully depreciated. Do I delete these from my return?
If I'm not married to my children's other parent, can I claim our children as dependents?
If I paid more than $2,500 in student-loan interest, can I deduct all of it?
Can I deduct attorney fees that I incurred in an effort to collect unemployment?
If I donated more than $5,000 in clothes and used household items to a charity, how do I report my donation?
If I became a U.S. citizen during the year, do I have to report the income I made in my former country before I became a U.S. citizen?
Can I claim out-of-pocket dental expenses as medical expenses?
Will my spouse's tax debt affect my return?
What's the maximum amount I can contribute to my IRA?
Last year, I rolled over a 401(k) plan from my former employer into a Roth IRA. I then made a withdrawal from the Roth IRA. Since I'm only 31, is this considered an early withdrawal?
If my dependent died during the year, can I still claim him?
If I wasn't eligible for the EIC last year, does this mean I was disallowed the EIC?
If I donated cash, a car, or other items to a needy person, can I claim my donation?
How do I check the status of my refund?
My mother lives with me and I pay all her expenses, but she receives some income from Social Security. Can I file as head of household?
My parents had temporary custody of my young, unmarried children for part of the year even though I paid my children's support. Who can claim them as dependents?
If my dependent didn't live with me for the entire year, can I still claim him as a dependent?
Can I deduct my automobile insurance premiums?
If I use married filing separately for my status, can I claim the childcare credit?
Are real estate taxes the same as property taxes?
If I file as head of household, can I claim the EIC?
Can I deduct the costs of modifying a vehicle for a person with a disability?
What do I report for my rental if my expenses are more than my income?
How do I report interest I receive from a private loan to a family member?
I have medical expenses that aren't enough to deduct on our federal return. Can I deduct the expenses on my state return?
What form reports my taxable interest?
Can I deduct Medicare premiums?
My late husband's retirement fund sent a notice of my contributions and distributions. It listed total contributions, post-tax contributions, and awarded interest. How do I figure the taxable amount?
How do I prove my mileage?
If I sold a home that I rent out, will I have to pay capital gains on the sale?
If I was pregnant most of the year, can I claim my baby?
How do I figure out the tax on my pension?
Can I claim my new air conditioning / heating unit for an energy credit?
If my parents moved in with me due to an illness, what can I deduct?
Can I report my W-2 income and get my refund and then file another return with my Form 1099-MISC income?
If I started paying off my student loans this year, how will that affect my taxes?
Is the child tax credit the same as the EIC?
If one of us owes back taxes and we owe taxes jointly this year, can we still file Form 8379?
If I bought a used vehicle this year, what deduction can I claim?
Do I have to wait until I receive all my Forms 1099-MISC before I file my return?
If I live in one state and earn income in another, how do I report my income?
I contributed $2,500 to a flexible spending account with my employer. Can I deduct these payments?
If I didn't report all my deductions last year, what should I do?
When does my employer have to issue my W-2?
If we're paying taxes for previous years, is this the same as paying the AMT?
Where can I find the estimated taxes I paid for 2012 and 2013?
If I accidentally claimed an incorrect exemption amount on my W-4, what will happen?
If I bought a used car in 2014, can I deduct the sales tax I paid on it?
How much do I have to earn to claim the additional child tax credit?
Can I file for an extension on my first quarter estimated tax payment?
I’m a foster caregiver for a cat rescue organization. Can I deduct expenses for cat food, litter, and transportation to and from a vet that I incur in that role?
My child was a foreign-exchange student for more than six months of the year. Can I still claim her for the EIC?
Can I deduct losses I’ve had on my investments?
If the state lottery prize money I won is my only income, do I need to claim it?
Is it a recharacterization to convert money from a traditional IRA into a Roth IRA?
If I contributed the maximum allowed to both my traditional and Roth IRAs, why would I be charged a penalty?
Do I report my freelance writing income?
If I inherited U.S. Savings Bonds, is the interest taxable income?
If I file my federal return one day after the filing deadline, will I have to pay penalties or interest?
If I'm self-employed, can I deduct COBRA payments for the self-employed health insurance deduction?
If I received severance pay, do I report it?
If I surrendered my life insurance policies, how do I report what I receive?
If I'm a college student, do I have to report my resident-assistant wages?
If I lose money on my hobby every year but I received a 1099-MISC for my hobby income, how do I report it?
I have an LLC that's still active, but I didn't operate it or earn income from it this year. Do I still need to file a Schedule C?
If we're married filing separately, do we need to add our incomes together on each return?
How much federal tax should I withhold?
I own a small business. After rent, maintenance, office services, and advertising, I made $600. How do I report this?
My fiance and I own a home together. The loan is in his name only, but we each pay half the mortgage each month. Even though the loan isn't in my name, can we both write off the deductions that come with the house?
My brother is totally disabled and lives with me. He receives a monthly Social Security disability income check. I provide his housing, food, clothing, transportation, and other expenses. He gives me money each month for these services. Is he a dependent?
How do I determine the basis of real property with improvements?
If I had a part-time job in addition to my regular full-time job, how do I report the extra income?
Is mortgage insurance deductible?
How do I claim mileage?
If my partner and I have two children, can we each claim one child as a dependent?
Do I need my babysitter to give me a record of everything I paid her?
If I lived apart from my spouse all year and made monthly payments to her, can I claim the payments as a deduction?
Can I claim disabled family members as dependents?
I have terminal cancer. I don't receive Social Security disability income, but I receive Medicare and Medicaid. Can I claim that I'm disabled?
If my divorce decree stipulated that my spouse pay the mortgage on the home I live in, can I deduct the mortgage interest?
Can I deduct payments for prior-year federal tax debt?
If I received scholarships, do I qualify for education credits?
My wife and I live in Washington D.C., but my wife earns her income in Virginia. Do we need to file a return in Virginia?
Will the AMT affect my eligibility for any credits?
How much do I have to make by selling products at home parties or from catalogs before it's mandatory to file taxes?
If I receive SSI, do I report it as income?
What information do I need to deduct the amount I pay my babysitter?
Where on a 1040A do I report my 1099-R gross distributions and taxable amounts?
If I don't have receipts for my charitable donations, can I claim the donations?
My siblings and I inherited our mother's home. I bought the house from the other siblings and later sold it. What is my basis, and how do I report this transaction?
How can I increase the taxes withheld from my paycheck?
Can I deduct donations of toys to daycare centers?
I'm the executor of my mother's estate. She died in 2012, but the estate still isn't finalized. Should I wait until the estate is final to file an estate return?
I'm active-duty military. I need to file both last year's and this year's returns. How do I go about filing for two years?
If I pay a caregiver to care for my disabled spouse, how can I claim a dependent care credit?
Can I deduct hazard insurance?
Since my nanny is an illegal alien, I paid her under the table. However, she's filing a return and using her individual tax identification number. If the IRS asks who she works for, will I be penalized?
Can I deduct the costs of installing a swimming pool or a whirlpool tub used for rehabilitation?
Can I roll over a monthly annuity into an IRA?
My family members don't live with me and don't live in the United States, Canada, or Mexico. Can I claim them as dependents?
How many dependents can I claim?
I started a business in 2014. My start-up costs were more than my income. How do I report my net loss?
If I'm on state assistance and haven't worked, do I qualify for the EIC?
How do I figure capital gains and losses for Schedule D?
If my child earned income and received a W-2, how do we file?
If my husband received a bonus before he died, do I have to pay taxes on it?
Can I deduct the fee for a business license for my summer tutoring business?
My only income is from cleaning houses, and I didn't get a W-2 or a 1099. How do I file my taxes?
Is an HSA the same as a medical FSA?
If our child died this year, can we still claim the EIC and other credits?
Do I need to submit a Form 1120S with my extension?
My ex-spouse and I split our children's expenses and support. The children lived with each of us for six months of the year. Who can claim them?
If I got stock through my employee purchase plan all through the year, what's my stock acquisition date?
Can I claim property tax I paid on an undeveloped piece of real estate?
Can I claim my stepchildren for the EIC?
What are the age and income limitations for dependents?
I received GI Bill benefits paid directly to my university and to me. Can I deduct education expenses the benefits covered?
My area is a federal disaster area. I had a personal loss not covered by my insurance. How do I handle this loss?
What's the maximum I can claim for a capital loss from last year's Schedule D?
If I didn't claim the EIC last year, can I still claim it?
When can I deduct medical expenses?
Can I deduct the cost of my child's private pre-kindergarten school tuition?
If I'm separated from my spouse, can I file as head of household to get the EIC?
I didn't receive all the Forms 1099-R I need to file my return. Since I know the amounts and don't want to file an extension, what can I do?
How much interest income can my dependent child earn before being required to file a return?
Can I deduct sales tax I paid on a boat?
If I have self-employment income, can I claim the EIC?
The refund check my spouse and I received has both of our names on it. Can I deposit the check into my bank account?
If I sold a piece of vacant land at a loss, can I claim the loss?
If I didn't itemize last year, do I need to include last year's state refund on my federal return?
If my only income was unemployment benefits, can I claim the EIC?
When do I need to claim disability payments?
If I'm paying my expenses with financial aid, can I claim education credits?
Do I have to report money I received from a paid family leave?
I withdrew IRA funds to pay medical expenses. Can I claim an exemption to the 10% early withdrawal penalty?
Can I claim a credit for educational expenses if I was enrolled in a certificate program?
My husband isn't a U.S. citizen, but he has an SSN and permit to work in the United States. Which filing status do we use?
What's the maximum yearly contribution I can make to a health savings account (HSA)?
My ex and I share custody of our daughter, and we alternate years for claiming her on our returns. On the years I claim her, can I use head of household status?
I inherited two bank accounts and part of a mutual fund when my father died. The estate still isn't settled, but I've received the money. Do I have to pay taxes on this income?
What are the income limitations for the EIC?
I had my California taxes withheld on Form CA 592-B. How should I report this on my federal return?
If I'm self-employed, can I deduct my cell phone as a business expense?
I contributed to a 414(h) plan. Can I claim the Saver's Credit?
If I used Series EE U.S. Savings Bonds to pay for tuition, can I deduct the interest on the bonds?
Can I claim my daughter's significant other and his child as dependents?
I made contributions and donations to my church and charities in 2013. I didn’t claim them on my 2013 return. Can I deduct them on my 2014 return?
If I'm using married filing separately, how can I claim the child tax credit?
If I gave a discount on the cost of my services, can I claim a deduction?
If I donated my late parents' belongings to charity, can I claim a donation?
If I'm "at-risk" on a rental property, what does that mean?
How can I pay the taxes I owe?
If I own more than one property, can I deduct property tax on all of my properties?
What are the income limits for making contributions to a Roth IRA?
Can I deduct moving expenses only if I buy a home in my new location?
If income and taxes withheld are listed on my Form 1099-MISC, how should I report them?
Can I deduct the cost of painting my home's exterior?
Is it better for me to report my mortgage interest when I report my home office expenses or when I report deductions?
I received a corrected 2013 W-2 in 2014. Can I report it on my 2014 return?
How much can I withdraw from my IRA without having to pay the 10% penalty?
If this is the first time my spouse and I are married filing jointly, why aren't we getting a state refund?
If I paid my way through cosmetology school, do I qualify for any credits?
In 2014 I was in the process of trying to adopt a child. Since I haven't yet adopted a child, can I claim the adoption credit?
If I live in the U.S. Virgin Islands half of the year, how do I file my taxes?
How do I report income I get from taking care of an adult in private care?
Can I claim a deduction for paying down my student loan?
My home of record isn’t where I’m currently stationed. How do I file my state returns?
If I had a medical treatment out of the country, can I deduct my expenses?
Can I claim my foster child or adopted child as a dependent?
Can I deduct attorney fees for a divorce?
I had a loss on my business for 2014. The loss is for several thousand dollars. Can I still file Form 8829 and show the items I didn’t already claim as business expenses?
If I took a class outside of my regular college, can I claim the tuition I paid?
Where do I enter interest paid?
Can I deduct my homeowner's insurance premium?
Can I deduct expenses for my child's school field trip?
If I take early withdrawals from my Roth IRA to pay higher-education expenses, will I pay a penalty?
If my income from a second job was less than $1,000, do I need to report it?
If I'm a graduate student with no dependents who's filing single, which credit should I claim?
When I report my total wages on Form 1040, Line 7, do I include my Social Security income and unemployment?
Can I use my FSA to reimburse my out-of-pocket medical travel expenses?
How can I find out which kind of retirement plan I have?
If my high school child is taking college courses, can we claim the Lifetime Learning Credit?
If I was supposed to get a refund last year but didn't file a return, can I still file for that year?
If a friend paid me to clean his house, do I have to claim the income?
My ex-spouse has already claimed our child as a dependent, but the child lived with me all year. Can I claim the child? If so, how do I file?
I donated 5,000 points from a hotel rewards program to Haiti relief. Can I claim this as a charitable deduction?
Can I make changes to an extension?
I've been depreciating a detached shop building I used for my business at my old property. However, in 2014 I sold the old property and moved to a new property with a new shop building. How do I handle the depreciation for these two buildings?
How do I find out why the IRS offset my federal refund?
I rented my home out a few years ago. A professional management company manages the property. Can I claim active participation?
If I have several receipts for items donated to a charity, do I have to itemize each one or can I group them?
If I have different dependents than I did last year, will I be audited?
Can I get my unemployment Form 1099 online?
Is there a new-baby credit?
If I report my 401(k) distribution, will I have to pay taxes on it again if taxes were withheld from my distribution?
I cashed out my 401(a) and rolled it into a traditional IRA. Can I claim it as a traditional IRA contribution?
Why is the refund I received less than the refund shown on my return?
My partnership Schedule K-1 shows a small amount for nondeductible expenses. Do I report this on my personal return?
For several years, I rented out half my house and lived in the other half. When I stopped renting it out, I made repairs to the house that were rental-related (drywall, paint, and carpet). How do I deduct these repairs?
I work in a foreign country for a foreign company that doesn't issue a W-2. How do I report my income?
Which work-based deductions can I claim?
Where can I find my 2013 AGI?
How much of my freelance income should I put aside for taxes?
My two siblings and I inherited my mother's house after her death. It remained vacant until we sold it. The selling price was less than the appraised value. Can we deduct the loss?
I sent in my tax payment, but it hasn't been cashed yet. How can I find out if the IRS received my check so I don't get any late-payment penalties?
I work at a church. My W-2 shows Social Security and Medicare taxes withheld, but not federal taxes withheld. Shouldn't I have federal taxes withheld?
I manage my own rental property, so I don't receive a 1099. Where do I enter my income from these properties?
What should I do if I have more deductions than what I earned?
I paid my ex-spouse money from my 401(k) according to a court order. Can I deduct this payment?
If I just e-filed my return but noticed a mistake, can I stop the e-file?
How much income do I have to make before I’m required to file taxes?
How much can I make as a daycare provider before I have to pay taxes?
If my only income this year was from unemployment, why don't I get a refund on my federal return?
I received a total distribution from a qualified tuition 529 plan, and I haven't recovered my contributions. How can I claim the loss from this plan?
When determining filing status, do I include Social Security income?
At what age can I withdraw money from my 401(k) without a penalty?
If my child who's in college turned 24 on Dec. 31, is he still a qualifying child for the EIC?
I work for a private government contractor in a combat zone. Is my income tax-exempt?
How do I request innocent spouse relief?
Where do I enter my dependent's income on my return?
We have an existing installment agreement with the IRS. We can only make a partial payment for what we owe for 2014. How should we pay what we owe this year?
Do I have to report disability payments from an insurance company?
How much in dividends and interest can my dependent make before either he or I have to report the interest?
The monthly rent payment I receive for property I own is less than my monthly mortgage payment. Can I deduct the difference?
I'm a military officer enrolled as a full-time student. The military paid my tuition but not my books and school supplies. Do I qualify for any education credits?
Can I claim a loss for the diminishing value of my rental house?
I'm a full-time missionary. A missions organization who sends me donations gave me a 1099-MISC. Do I have to pay taxes?
If I claim 0 dependents on my W-4, can I claim as many dependents as I actually have on my return?
Do I include money I received in a settlement or insurance payment for medical expenses in my income?
My adult sister and her child lived with me more than six months. Can I claim them as dependents?
If I use my personal vehicle at work and I'm not reimbursed for the mileage, can I deduct mileage?
If my alimony is paid directly to my mortgage company and I never see it, do I have to claim it?
If I had to sell my house to relocate for a new job, can I exclude my capital gains?
Can I claim my disabled wife to qualify for the EIC?
How do I convert a traditional IRA to a Roth IRA?
If I claim the standard deduction, can I deduct charitable donations?
If I live with relatives and don't pay rent, can I claim my child as a dependent?
How do I figure the basis of my home and land when I figure my home office deduction?
How can I deduct business expenses?
Can I deduct legal fees related to a dispute involving my rental property?
My spouse and I each received a cash gift totaling $32,000. How do we report this?
If I drove to the union hall every day to look for a job, can I deduct my mileage?
If I worked a second job for which my wages and withholdings were very small, do I have to report the wages?
If I cashed out my savings account, do I have to claim that amount as taxable income?
Can I deduct my contributions to a 529 account?
If I'm the custodial parent to our children, but I don't have any income, can I claim our children?
How do I report my Roth IRA contributions?
If I withdrew my 401(k) in 2014, can I still receive the child tax credit?
I have two houses in two different states. Do I claim my pension as income in both states?
Where do I report insurance money I received for theft of equipment?
I inherited a nonspouse SIMPLE IRA several years ago. It was a direct transfer from my mother, and no new IRA was set up to for the funds to go into. Do I need to pay federal and state taxes on my 2014 withdrawals?
If I'm self-employed and didn't pay estimated taxes, can I possibly get a refund?
If I claim a child who's not my own as a dependent, can I claim the child tax credit?
I'm the beneficiary of an annuity. The owner of the annuity let the interest roll back into the annuity. Now, the annuity has been paid out with interest. Do I have to pay tax on the interest?
Do I need to report the profit I made on the sale of a home I owned for 15 years?
Can I claim a loss on personal property?
I inherited land a few years ago but didn't transfer it into my name until recently. Should I have paid tax on the inherited land when it was put in my name?
If I claim six allowances on my W-4 when I have none, will I have a large tax bill when I file my return?
I missed putting a prior-year item on my return last year. Can I put it on my return for this year?
Which energy credits are available for second homes?
If I rent residential property, will I receive a form stating the amount of rent I was paid during the year?
How do I report a loan from my retirement plan on my return?
What proof do I need to document my medical expenses?
Our divorce decree gave my ex-spouse the right to claim our children on his return. He no longer pays child support or education costs. Can he still claim our children?
If my new company reimbursed me for most of my moving expenses, what can I claim?
Are HSA contributions deductible under the AMT?
How can I tell from my Form 1099-R if my distribution came from a SEP, IRA, or SIMPLE plan?
If I had gains and losses from the purchase and sale of equities in my IRA accounts, do I report those as capital gains and losses?
I bought a vehicle last year for my agricultural business. Can I take the full deduction this year rather than depreciating it?
If I sold some stock last year that was in an IRA, and immediately moved the money to a bank CD, how do I show on my return that I rolled it over to the CD IRA?
Do I or my child have to report dividends from my child's custodial mutual fund and stock accounts?
Can I use credit card and bank statements to document job-hunting expenses?
If I'm taking care of someone's children while that person is in prison, can I claim the children as dependents?
If I rent a vehicle while on my job, can I claim mileage for when I drive it?
Can I deduct flood insurance on Schedule E?
If I contribute to a 401(k) plan, can I open an IRA to reduce my taxes?
Can I receive a full refund for taxes withheld from my paycheck while I was a J-1 visa holder?
I claimed a Section 179 depreciation on some of my business equipment last year. I claimed the depreciation on other equipment this year. Can I also claim a casualty loss on the equipment?
Can I deduct the annual service fee I pay my broker?
If I bought a house this year, which items can I deduct on my return?
How much money can my parents give me before it's taxable?
How do I report a scholarship I received for education expenses?
I forgot to report my IRA rollover. How can I report this now?
I inherited part of my father's IRA and received a Form 1099-R. Do I have to report this as income?
If I donate 100% of my profits, can I deduct all my profits?
If I received a lump-sum distribution from my former employer, how can I avoid the 10% penalty?
If my house is currently in foreclosure, how does that affect my return?
If I had California state tax withheld from my paychecks, where do I put this on my return?
Can I deduct my tuition to a church school as a charitable donation?
How can I get a list of all the income I earned last year?
What's the minimum dollar amount I need to donate to claim charitable donations?
Why didn't my refund go up after I entered my charitable donations?
What are the rules for donating vehicles?
How do I report sales of stocks from a Form 1099-B?
My mortgage company forgave my second mortgage last year and refinanced my first mortgage. Is this debt cancellation nontaxable income?
If I sold rental property in a short sale and received a Form 1099-S, how do I report it on my return?
Do I need to report sick pay?
If I rented one of my homes to a family member who's only paying what the amount of my mortgage is, do I need to report what she pays as income?
How do I report a patronage dividend I received that's included on a Form 1099-PATR?
I have a home I've been unable to sell or rent, and I don't live in the house. Which expenses can I deduct?
After I filed my return, I received a revised Form 1099-DIV that reclassified my stock dividends. They changed from ordinary dividends to qualified dividends. Should I amend my return?
Can I deduct the cost of Christmas toys I bought for a friend’s children since their parents couldn't afford gifts?
If I'm self-employed, can I deduct my mileage to the airport for business trips?
How do I know if I qualify for the EIC?
Can I claim the buy-in amounts for playing bingo at a local church?
My child's Form 1098-T has his SSN on it. Since I claim him as a dependent, can I claim the education credits and deductions for him?
Is there a gross cap on medical deductions?
Can I deduct mileage driven to and from doctor and dentist appointments?
How do I estimate my tax liability on my extension?
Can I deduct legal expenses incurred to obtain Social Security benefits?
Do I include sales tax in my self-employment income?
How do I know the value of donations I made to Goodwill or other charitable organizations?
Are hazard insurance premiums deductible?
Can a noncitizen claim the standard deduction?
Can I deduct business expenses I paid in 2014 for a business that ended in 2013?
How do I find out my AMT basis?
If I'm a full-time student, can I receive a full refund for all the taxes I paid?
Are education credits available for home-schooling my children?
I withdrew some IRA funds, but I redeposited only some of the money. How do I report these funds?
If I receive HUD rental income, can I count the income toward the EIC?
If my employer paid my moving expenses for me, can I claim the expenses?
Can I include the sales tax in the price of an item I'm claiming for a deduction?
How do I figure my nonbusiness energy property credit?
Should I use the standard mileage deduction or actual expenses to claim auto expenses?
How do I report my online gambling winnings and losses?
We owned a rental property, and signed it over to the bank with a deed-in-lieu of foreclosure. How do I enter this?
If I have more than three children, can I claim all of them for the EIC?
What's the most I can claim in church cash donations without having a receipt?
If I want to itemize, which documents do I need?
If I loaned someone money who won't pay it back, can I claim this as a loss?
My employer gives me a car allowance that's included in my gross income and taxed as income. Can I deduct mileage?
If my doctor recommended exercise, can I deduct the costs of a gym membership?
What are the qualifications for the additional EIC?
My spouse and I have used married filing jointly for years. Can we use married filing separately this year?
My return was accepted a few days ago. However, when I log in to the "Where's My Refund?" tool on the IRS website, I get a message saying “No results to report.” Why is this?
If my parents don't claim me as a dependent, can they claim the education credits for my college expenses?
If I paid a babysitter as an independent contractor, can I issue a W-2 instead of a Form 1099-MISC?
If I received more than $7,000 in unemployment income, will I be eligible to receive any childcare tax credits?
Which related expenses for a second home can I deduct?
Can I deduct my donations to a trust fund set up for a needy family?
If I rent out an apartment in my home, how do I claim a deduction for rental expenses?
I pay either my parents or my spouse's parents to care for our children while we’re at work. Can I claim the childcare credit for those amounts?
If my home was foreclosed and I received a Form 1099-A, how do I report it?
If I spent money to fight for unpaid income, can I claim my attorney and court costs as a business loss?
How do I report a Form 1099-MISC with an amount in Box 3?
Can I claim the gas I bought to drive to school and back as a deduction?
Should I report all information from the Form 1098-T I received from my university?
I got my Schedule K-1 from my business partner. I think he claimed deductions for the LLC that aren't valid. How do I protect myself?
I borrowed money from my life insurance policy, and then my insurance company cancelled the policy. The difference between my premiums paid and the loan amount is on Form 1099-R, Line 2a. How do I report this?
If I've already e-filed but need to add the Earned Income Credit (EIC) to my return, can I e-file my amended return?
What's acquisition debt?
If one of my parents lives with me but has his or her own income, can I deduct medical bills that I pay for him or her?
Can I deduct points I paid for a refinance?
Can I use an alternative date of death for figuring basis?
My spouse died in 2014. Do I have to report the pension income from a W-2?
What is the percentage amount withheld for Social Security and Medicare?
I attended college in 2013 and paid the tuition in 2014. Can I claim an education credit?
After my mother died, her mutual fund shares transferred to me. I then sold the shares. How do I enter this on From 8949?
Can I claim a loss for water damage due to a leak in a water line?
Can I file an extension so I have more time to raise money for the taxes I owe?
If I sold a house, am I exempt from capital gains tax?
Do I need to report interest or dividends earned on a Roth IRA-CD?
Since Girl Scouts is a not-for-profit organization, can I deduct the money I spend on buying Girl Scout cookies?
Is a 401(k) the same as a traditional IRA?
If I can't pay my estimated taxes on Jan. 15, what will happen?
Does claiming childcare expenses help me or hurt me when claiming the EIC?
My wife and I bought a home many years ago. Over the years, we've spent money on improvements. My wife died this year, and I spent additional funds on improvements before I sold the home. How do I figure my property basis and gain?
Am I taxed on the interest my IRA earns or just if I take a distribution?
Do donations to schools count as charitable donations?
If I sold my rental home, can I write off the real estate agent's commissions?
Do donations to a single charity have to be $250 or more to receive a charitable donation deduction?
If my siblings get disability and government assistance, can I claim them as dependents?
Do I have to list individually all of the many charities I donated cash to?
Someone used my daughter's SSN on a return. Will this delay my refund?
Can I claim an energy credit for renovations I did to my manufactured home?
If I forgot to enter some of my income on a return I already filed, how do I correct my return?
I have multiple stock trades on my Form 1099. Can I consolidate and enter them on my Schedule D as one trade for the whole year?
Can I deduct funeral expenses for a family member?
I'm getting a divorce, but it won't be final until 2015 . I'm also the primary custodial parent of a minor child and can claim her on my 2014 return. What filing status should I use?
Can my spouse and I both deduct the maximum $2,500 deduction for student loan interest on our joint return?
Can I deduct donations of care packages I sent to service members in combat zones?
How do I claim my unreimbursed work expenses?
Can I deduct my college education expenses?
We used a loan to pay for tuition and books. Can we still deduct our interest on EE bonds for tuition?
Can I deduct my time-share property tax?
If my only income was Social Security benefits, can I claim the child tax credit?
Can I deduct the mortgage interest on my motor home?
Can I deduct the costs of cosmetic surgery, like a tummy tuck, as a medical expense?
Can a man and woman file their returns together without being married?
Can I claim the salary of a full-time caregiver as a medical expense?
My father wants to give us cash from a sale of property. How will this affect our taxes?
We bought a new home in 2014 and paid the full year of real estate taxes from our mortgage escrow. However, at closing, we received a credit for the taxes that the sellers owed from January 2014 to our July 2014 closing date. What amount do I report for real estate taxes paid?
I received my house in my divorce, but Forms 1098 are issued with my ex-husband's name. How do I report these?
If I worked as a consultant but used the company's office, laptop, and cell phone, how do I file?
If my business has no income, should I file a return?
If I cashed in an IRA before age 59 1/2 to pay student loans, will I owe a penalty?
What's the deadline for an amended return?
If I bought a vehicle, can I deduct the sales tax?
If I'm self-employed, do I have to claim deductions or losses if it will affect my EIC?
I closed the bank account in which I was to receive my direct deposit refund. How will I get my refund?
My daughter is a full-time student, but she also made money working part-time. Does she need to file a return?
If I rented out my home for less than my mortgage payment, do I have to report the rental income?
I started a business but didn't make any money. I only lived off of savings, child support, credit cards, and some stock I sold. How do I report that?
I received a Form 1099 from a five-year gas lease on my property. Can I spread the income over the five years?
High winds brought down a tree on our property. Can I deduct the removal cost?
How do I claim my capital loss carryover from last year?
If I work nights, can I deduct the home-security system I bought to protect my family?
I'm not sure I'll finish my return before the deadline. Can I file an extension?
If I'm a police officer, can I deduct the cost of meals while I'm on duty?
If my parents gave me rental property as a gift, how do I report income and expenses for the property?
How do I report interest I earned on a foreign bank account?
Can two roommates who each have their own children file for head of household at the same address?
I took a distribution from my 401(k) because of financial hardship. Is this an exception to the 10% early withdrawal penalty?
Is depreciation on my residential rental property subject to the AMT depreciation adjustment?
My parents gave me $10,000 for my child's college. Why do I get a credit for this?
Is the money my parents gave our children taxable to us?
I moved and don't have my W-2. Since I know how much I earned, do I have to file an extension?
Can I deduct HOA fees for my rental condo?
Why would I owe an underpayment penalty?
I have a housekeeper. How does this affect my taxes?
I lost my home in a foreclosure. How do I report this?
I rolled over the full amount of a pension distribution into my traditional IRA. The pension was from an employer I worked for 20 years ago. What do I report as the basis for my pension distribution?
I like to craft. I occasionally sell my items at craft shows. Will I be able to report all of the expenses associated with the crafts I sold?
I meant to carry over a disallowed deduction from my 2013 return but forgot to do so. Can I claim the carryover on my 2014 return?
I'm a Michigan resident stationed on military duty in California. I received a Form 1099-MISC for rent paid to me on a home I own in Virginia. What state returns should I file?
If this year I paid back property taxes I owed in prior years, can I claim the back taxes this year?
Can I deduct the medical expenses related to the birth of my child?
Can I deduct payments to a financial advisor?
If I'm receiving student loans to pay for my education, can I claim any education credits?
How do I know which of my 401(k) contributions are deductible?
If I paid my mom more than $400 to babysit my children, does she have to report the babysitting income?
Can I amend my return online?
If I pay my 2014 property and real estate taxes in January 2015, can I claim them on my 2014 return?
If my children received student loans and scholarships, can I claim an education credit for their college tuition?
I have to take continuing education classes to keep my teaching certificate. What education credits can I claim?
Do I need to add my unemployment benefits to my income?
If my spouse and I file separate returns, does the person who claims the child also get to claim all expenses for that child?
What's a high-deductible health plan (HDHP)?
I haven't filed a federal return for the last few years. Do I have to file those returns?
If I've already filed my return for this year, can I amend my return to add dependents? Can I also add a dependent on a prior year?
I'm an independent contractor without my own business. Where do I enter my expenses?
Do I have to claim money I receive from a student loan?
If someone else claims my spouse as a dependent, can I use married filing jointly?
I bought my home in June 2011, started advertising that the property was for rent on Jan. 1, 2014, and finally rented it to a tenant on March 1, 2014. What's the date I placed it into service?
Can I claim a refund for excess FICA withholding reported on my W-2?
I'm a noncustodial parent, but I've been claiming my kids for five years. However, I never signed Form 8332. Will this cause problems with the IRS?
When can I use the qualifying widow(er) filing status?
What's the EIC?
If my husband is in the military and out of state, can we still file jointly?
If I'm on disability, do I qualify for the EIC?
Our divorce decree states that my ex-spouse can claim one of our children each year, yet I pay 100% of their support. Can I ignore the divorce decree and claim both of my children on my return?
If I apply my refund as estimated tax for 2015, do I still need to submit payment voucher 1 of Form 1040-ES?
If I use my vehicle to commute to work, can I deduct repair expenses?
If I'm a self-employed barber in a barber shop, how should I file and what expenses can I claim?
What’s the basis of stock I inherited and then sold?
I had my baby in December, but I still haven't received her SSN. Can I claim my child as a dependent without it?
Where can I find my confirmation number for my extension?
I made an error on my return. I e-filed it but don’t know if my return was accepted. Can I correct the error before my return is accepted?
If I have a Form 1099-C from my second mortgage, is that considered a cancelled debt?
How do I figure my expenses for meals and snacks I serve at my daycare?
If my spouse isn't a legal U.S. resident and I'm a full citizen, can I claim the EIC?
How does depreciation affect itemizing deductions?
If I was unemployed during the year, can I deduct charitable cash donations?
If I received workers' compensation, does I report it on my return as taxable income?
I worked as a contractor for the military while I was a military spouse overseas. My Form 1099 lists my U.S. address. Does my contractor income count as foreign income?
If I contributed to a Roth IRA, can I claim the Saver's Credit?
I legally live in the United States, but I'm not a citizen. Can I claim my children who go to school outside the country as dependents?
I filed an extension and made a rough estimate of how much I owe. If the actual amount is different when I prepare my final return, what will happen?
If I bought a lot of items for my business on the same receipt, do I list each item separately or in a group?
My adult child under age 24 goes to school but doesn't live with me during the school year. Can I claim my child as a dependent?
When I add itemized deductions, why doesn't my refund go up?
If I'm a member of the clergy, how does my housing allowance figure into my income?
Can I deduct premiums for long-term care insurance?
I received money from a parent after my grandparent died. Does this count as a cash gift or an inheritance?
I'm paid mileage by my employer, but it's a lower per-mile rate than what the IRS allows. Can I claim the difference?
Can I deduct closing costs for a mortgage refinance?
If I report income I earned in my nonresident state on my resident return and my nonresident return, won't I be double-taxed?
Can I claim myself as a dependent?
If I didn't file a return last year, what should I do?
Can I deduct my payments for mental health care?
If I take a Section 179 deduction on the full purchase price of a vehicle, can I depreciate anything on the vehicle on future-year returns?
Why would I have to pay the AMT?
I’m required to rent a house that’s close to my workplace as a condition of employment. Can I count my rent and housing expenses as unreimbursed employee business expenses?
What are the qualifications for the child and dependent care credit?
If I'm filing as married filing separately, can I claim the EIC?
If I withdrew funds from my traditional IRA when I took early retirement, can I eliminate or reduce the early withdrawal penalty?
Are fees or mortgage interest on a reverse mortgage deductible?
I have a debt offset for student loans. Can the IRS take this debt out of my refund, including the amount I receive for the EIC?
If my child was born in January, can we claim him since we bought everything for him in December?
When one parent pays a child's medical expenses and the other parent reimburses them, how much of a deduction can the first parent claim?
Why is federal tax withheld differently than my Social Security withholdings?
Who can claim head of household status?
I used my car partially for business, but I sold the car this year. How do I report the sale of the car?
Is my entire mortgage insurance premium deductible?
If I babysat for only part of the year and made less than $400, do I have to report it?
What can I do to get a state refund instead of having to pay each year?
If I don't have an SSN, how can I file an extension?
Do I have to report Social Security disability income?
Can I deduct contributions I made to a foreign country for disaster relief?
Can I claim food and lodging expenses for the period I worked as a truck driver?
If I used one vehicle and one home office for two unrelated businesses, how do I deduct expenses?
If I converted my traditional IRA to a Roth IRA and also invested $5,500 in my Roth IRA, will both amounts put me over the limit for Roth IRA conversions so I'll have to pay a penalty?
If my museum membership is tax deductible, can I deduct the full amount?
Can I claim hours I donated to a charitable organization?
What's federal income tax withheld?
I have a checking account and a savings account for my business. Can I deduct the bank fees as business expenses?
The rental income I receive for a house I own is only enough to cover the mortgage. Do I have to report it?
If I'm a first-time homeowner, how will this affect my refund?
Can I claim farm animals or pets as dependents?
Does getting unemployment affect my refund?
If I expect federal and state refunds, do I need to file for an extension?
I bought a home with someone who's not my spouse, and I pay 100% of the mortgage and real estate taxes. Can I claim 100% of the mortgage interest and taxes?
Can I deduct property tax that was paid from an escrow account?
If I have lottery winnings, will it affect my eligibility for the EIC?
Do I have to pay back my EIC?
Can I deduct a cash donation my business made to a charity on Schedule C?
If I paid back taxes for local income taxes I owed and interest on those taxes, are these taxes and interest deductible?
If I'm self-employed and drive to my office outside my home, can I deduct the mileage?
If I was self-employed for only a few months, can I deduct health insurance premiums I paid all year long?
If I want to itemize my state and local real estate taxes, what kind of documentation do I need?
How do I report interest I earned on a universal life insurance policy?
If I received a lot of money as a gift, do I have to pay taxes on it?
If we received a statement from a church showing we gave cash gifts of more than $250, can we deduct the gifts?
If I'm a full-time student, do I need to report work-study income?
The company I contract with includes the reimbursements they pay me for expenses in my income. How can I make sure I'm not double-taxed?
I e-filed and mailed in my return. What will the IRS do?
Can I deduct the 10% early withdrawal penalty?
If I have receipts for Goodwill donations totaling less than $5,000, do I also need a letter from Goodwill?
Where do I enter the SSN and name of a contract laborer I paid?
I deduct my mortgage insurance premiums. Can I deduct homeowner’s insurance too?
I only have a few months of employment and unemployment income this year. Should I claim myself and my children, or let my fiance claim us?
If I was paid in cash, do I have to report my earnings?
If I paid my 2015 spring tuition in January 2015, can I claim it on my 2014 return?
If I'm not in school but I'm paying school loans, do I still qualify for an education credit?
My spouse is a foreign service officer who was posted overseas and then to Virginia. We bought a home in Virginia, but his home state of record is New York. Which state returns do we file?
How much of my Social Security disability income (SSDI) is taxable?
Is a military pension taxable?
If I paid for my textbooks out of pocket, can I claim them as an education expense?
Someone else used my money to pay my job-related expenses. Can I deduct those expenses?
If I lived in a foreign country all of 2014, which state do I file in?
I directly deposited money into a 529 prepaid tuition program for my child. How do I report this?
Can I claim my new pellet stove for an energy credit?
Can I claim the money I spent on a passport for an overseas mission trip?
My child received student loans. Are the loans included in my income limitation to claim him as a dependent?
If I don't claim my child as a dependent, can I claim the childcare credit?
Can I deduct money I tithe to my church as a charitable donation?
If I want to claim capital losses on my 2014 return, what's the deadline for executing a stock sale?
I've been living in a foreign country for a few years and plan to live there indefinitely. What requirements do I have to meet to be a bona fide resident of the country?
If the IRS applied my last year's refund to past tax debt, can I write it off on this year's return?
My spouse and I file married filing separately and itemize our deductions. How do we split our charitable donations?
If my partner and I aren't legally married, can I claim my partner as a dependent?
If I'm paying child support for my children but they don't live with me, can I claim them as dependents?
I'm active-duty military who was deployed overseas. Can I deduct the costs of shipping my animals and my vehicle?
If I received a grant, what education credits can I claim?
I'm in the National Guard. Can I deduct work-related expenses that weren't reimbursed, like my uniform, mileage, and haircuts?
Can I deduct the margin interest I paid on my stock account against my profit from stock sales?
I paid for my son to attend college. This year, he graduated and filed his own return. Can I deduct the tuition I paid for him?
Do I claim jury duty pay as income?
How do I report the work I did for a charitable organization if I did it for free as a charitable donation?
I’m filing an extension but don’t know my balance due yet. Do I pay the estimated federal tax or the estimated AMT?
If I send money to an inmate, can I claim that person as a dependent?
If I pay my day labor workers in cash, how do I report them?
Where do I enter interest income?
My grandmother received interest income after she died. Do I have to file a Form 1041 for her estate?
I'm a military civilian employee. If my W-2 has incorrect information on it, what should I do?
If I'm an American attending a foreign college, can I claim education credits?
I'm eligible to claim a credit for 35% of our health care premiums for employees. How do I claim the credit?
I have a rental property in Colorado that provides income. However, I live in another state. Do I need to file a Colorado return?
What's the income limit for claiming education credits?
Why is my refund so different from last year?
I'm claiming an energy credit. Why didn't my refund go up?
I sold stock in which I'd reinvested dividends over the years. I reinvested some dividends less than 30 days before the sale and some less than 30 days after. I need to make two wash-sale adjustments. How do I figure my gain or loss of my shares?
How many college credit hours do I need to claim the American Opportunity Credit?
I received a Form K-1 reporting dividends from a trust. How do I report it?
I'm missing a Form 1099-INT. If I don't get the information by the filing deadline, how should I report the income?
Since my husband is the only member of the family who's employed, should he file as head of household?
If I'm self-employed and don't have 1099s from everyone I worked for, how can I complete my return?
I receive a disability pension from Veterans Affairs (VA). Am I considered disabled for tax purposes?
How do I calculate and file estimated taxes?
The mortgage of my home is in my parents' names, but I make all of the payments. Can I deduct mortgage interest?
My federal return was accepted, but my state was rejected. Will my federal refund still be direct deposited?
If I owe back child support, will my refund be delayed?
I received a Form 1099-R after I filed my return. What should I do?
What are Roth IRA contribution limits?
If I'm a childcare provider without a W-2, what do I file?
If I have exercise equipment in the room I use as a home office, does this room still qualify as a home office?
My spouse and I are filing separately. Can we split our itemized deductions?
My son has been receiving Social Security survivor benefits since his dad died. In the past, I haven't had to claim any of these funds. Is that still true: Does it make any difference if my son was adopted?
Can I let someone else claim my dependent on her return?
My military retirement pay is reported on a Form 1099-R. My veterans' disability pay is 70% of the total and should be tax-exempt. However, my 1099 shows it as 100% taxable. What can I do to fix this?
Do I add state and local taxes together when claiming itemized deductions?
If I'm a full-time student who earns an income but someone else paid my tuition, can I claim any education credits?
In 2008, I bought my home for $89,000. I made about $10,000 in home improvements. So, my total investment is now $99,000. How much can I sell the house for without having to pay back the $7,500 first-time homebuyer credit?
How long do I have to claim a capital loss?
I filed for an extension for my personal return. Will the extension apply to my for-profit and not-for-profit businesses?
Can I deduct the cost of putting a new roof on my home?
If I worked full-time but my spouse received unemployment benefits, do we qualify for the EIC?
If I want to use my state refund to pay my federal tax debt, can I file my state return now and file my federal return in April?
Can I claim the mileage I drive going from one job to another?
Can I deduct the mortgage payments I make on my rental property?
Are the amounts withheld from my paycheck for my HSA considered contributions by me or by my employer?
How much of exemption can I claim per dependent?
What documentation do I need to claim expenses for my in-home business?
I own a rental property. Do I list each depreciable asset individually on Form 4797?
Can I deduct clothing and tools I bought for my job?
Can I deduct prepaid mortgage interest and real estate taxes?
Is personal property tax deductible?
If I pay for my parent's assisted living and medical expenses, can I claim her as a dependent?
How do I report start-up expenses for my new daycare business?
Will I gain more from selling items in a garage sale and keeping the cash, or donating the items and deducting their value?
Why don't I qualify for the Saver's Credit?
My child makes more than $3,950 but lives at home. I pay all his expenses. Can I claim my child as a dependent?
If I'm a senior who's been in college more than four years, do I qualify for the American Opportunity Credit?
What job-hunting expenses can I deduct?
If I had passive-activity losses from rental real estate, can I deduct them this year?
My Form 1098, Box 5 shows "0", but my bank's statement shows real estate taxes I paid. Can I claim that amount on my return?
I bought a house last year with a co-signer. If my Form 1098 has my co-signer's SSN on it, does he claim the house on his taxes?
I'm a contractor in a combat zone overseas. Will I have to pay taxes on my income?
I requested an extra amount be withheld from each paycheck when I filled out my W-4 at work. Do I include this amount in backup withholding?
Can I deduct donations to booster clubs and college scholarship endowment funds?
If I'm a dependent on someone else's return, can I claim the EIC?
Where can I find my AGI on my W-2?
I'm self-employed. I gave a nonprofit company a 50% discount on my services, which I noted on an invoice. Can I claim that discount?
Is there a salary cap for contributing to a traditional IRA?
What are the exceptions to the early withdrawal penalty?
My disabled brother can't live alone, so he lives with me. If he gets workers' compensation but I pay most of his expenses, can I file as head of household?
Do I have to report my welfare income?
My child is over age 24, lives with me, and goes to school. Can I claim him as a dependent?
Can I deduct my child's Catholic school tuition?
My family members receive Social Security and supplemental security income (SSI). Can I still claim them as dependents?
I received dividends and interest income during the year. Do I have to report them?
We only collected rent for our rental property for 10 months out of the year. Can we claim the mortgage for the other two months as an expense?
I lived in another state for part of 2014. How should I file?
Are weight-loss doctor's fees deductible?
How do I find out what I paid in student loan interest?
I opened a Roth IRA in 2013 but earned too much to qualify. So, I withdrew the money in February 2014. On the Form 1099-R I received, Box 7 has Codes P and T. What do the codes mean?
Do I have to report insurance money I received for a home fire?
My child paid his own tuition, so I didn't claim a Form 1098-T on my return. However, I claimed him as a dependent. Now, he's not able to claim the 1098-T on his return. Should I amend my return?
Can I deduct Lasik eye surgery as a medical expense?
Will the IRS directly deposit my refund on an exact day based on when I file?
If I use the standard deduction, can I claim an education credit?
If I claim my son as a dependent, can I deduct his student loan interest?
Can I deduct child support payments I make?
What’s considered compensation to determine how much I can contribute to my IRA(s) in 2014?
If I contributed to my IRA, why didn't I receive a Saver's Credit?
I don't have a Form 1099-R regarding a rollover, but I do have bank confirmation. Is that acceptable?
I sold my main home at a loss. Do I report this on my return?
Can I deduct the costs of modifying a home for a person with a disability?
When do wash-sale rules apply?
Can I deduct car repair expenses?
I'm an ordained minister not currently associated with a church. Can I still claim I'm a clergy member for EIC purposes?
How do I know if a capital loss or gain is short- or long-term?
My health insurance premiums are withheld from my paycheck pre-tax. If I itemize, can I deduct the premiums as medical expenses?
When will I get my refund?
My foreign employer didn't issue a W-2 to me. How do I fill out my return?
If I check the status of my federal refund on the IRS website, which amount do I put as my refund?
Will my refund be more if I file married filing jointly or married filing separately?
I went on a volunteer vacation organized by a qualified organization. How much of the program fee and airfare can I claim?
What's the best way to keep track of my mileage and transportation expenses?
If I pay for my children's private school, can I claim an education credit?
Can I deduct prescription medicines I received from countries outside the United States?
I'm self-employed and have one employee. I paid taxes for my employee. Can I deduct these on my return?
If I was the victim of a Ponzi scheme, can I deduct my loss?
If I can't claim my child as a dependent, can I still claim medical expenses I paid for my child?
What's the standard depreciation method for computers and computer equipment?
I pay my caregiver in cash, and she doesn't want to report that income. Can I claim the childcare credit?
Can I deduct money I spend remodeling my home?
Do I have to report child support I receive?
How do I report course fees, books, and exams I took for certifications I need for my job?
I've been paying a mortgage that's in my late mother's name. My sister and I own the house and pay the town taxes on it in our names. Can I claim the mortgage?
Should I use married filing separately in years when I have large medical bills?
Can I deduct orthodontics?
My sister pays the mortgage on a house she lives in. However, the title and mortgage are in my name. How do I report this?
Can I deduct contributions to a child's college account?
What qualifies as a second home?
My child's father and I take turns claiming our child on our returns. If this isn't my year to claim our child, can I still file as head of household with a dependent so I can claim the EIC?
I'm the beneficiary of an insurance payout on the death of a relative. Do I need to include this as income?
I cashed out some IRAs. How can I reduce my tax liability?
If my children live outside of the country with their mother, can I claim them as dependents?
If I've owned a rental property for 10 years but have never claimed depreciation, can I claim it now?
If I pay a relative to care for my children, can I claim the childcare credit?
We withdrew IRA funds to pay education expenses. However, the Form 1099-R, Box 7, shows Code 1, reporting no exception applies. How do I get back the amount taken out for an early withdrawal penalty?
How long does a person have to live with you before you can claim that person as a dependent?
If I withdrew Roth IRA funds of amounts I contributed four years ago, why am I charged a penalty?
If I drive to my place of employment and then use my car to drive for my job, which mileage can I deduct?
What's the difference between allowances and dependent exemptions?
Can I claim household and vehicle expenses for my children in college?
My renter has been paying for repairs out of his own pocket and deducting that from his monthly rent. How do I report this?
Can I claim a nonchild relative as a dependent?
How do I figure cost basis on the sale of stock that was a gift?
What's the maximum Saver's Credit I can receive?
Do I need to claim my state refund as income?
I'm a truck driver. What deductions can I claim?
What's a mortgage interest certificate, and how can I get one?
If I filed bankruptcy last year, will I lose my refund?
If I own stock -- personally and in a 401(k) -- that's now worthless, can I claim a loss for both?
I'm a contractor. I received a check in 2013 but didn't cash it until 2014. I reported the check on my 2013 return. Now, the company sent me a 2014 1099-MISC for that amount. What should I do?
What's a Schedule C?
What types of organizations qualify to receive deductible charitable donations?
What's the difference between a deduction and a credit?
Is money I received from financial aid considered earned income?
How can my refund be more than the federal taxes withheld on my W-2?
What's a Section 125 cafeteria plan?
How do I know if I have enough medical expenses to claim a deduction?
Which medical expenses can I deduct?
How do I claim a per diem for overnight trips I took for my job if I wasn't reimbursed?
Should I itemize or use the standard deduction?
My ex-spouse makes more money than I do and pays child support, but our children live with me. Can he claim our children as dependents?
In 2013, I received a court settlement for an unlawful discrimination suit and reported the income. However, I didn't deduct my attorney fees. Can I deduct the attorney fees now?
If my spouse and I are divorced, who gets to report the Form 1099-G that came with both our names on it?
If I'm a college student who's my parents' dependent, can I claim money I donated to a charity on my own return?
I opted out of my employer's health insurance plan. Can I deduct the health insurance premiums my wife and I pay on my wife's Schedule C?
If my job requires me to take classes, can I claim an education credit?
I donated an IRA directly to a qualified charity. Can I avoid the AGI deduction limit?
How much self-employment income do I need to earn before having to pay quarterly estimated taxes?
Do I need to report money I received from a class-action settlement or from an accident?
After my child graduated from college, I withdrew the extra money, including interest, from my state's 529 plan. Do I have to report the amount I withdrew as income?
Will I pay a penalty for receiving my retirement pension before age 59 1/2?
If my only income was unemployment benefits, can I claim the child tax credit?
If my employer didn't withhold enough federal tax, how will my taxes be affected?
If I file for an extension online, can I also pay my taxes online?
If I pay dependent care expenses for a disabled adult dependent, can I claim the child and dependent care credit?
If I'm seeking an associate's degree, can I claim the education credits?
If I received a CP2000 letter from the IRS after I e-filed, will this stop or delay my refund?
If I received an insurance check for an auto-accident injury, do I report this as income?
Can I claim my spouse as a dependent?
I filed a Section 83(b) election on stock I received in 2014. Should I send my 83(b) election form with my 2014 return?
If I sold shares of restricted employee stock on different dates, how do I report the sales on my state and federal returns?
If I relocated for a new job, can I deduct moving expenses?
If I paid for the spring semester in December, can I claim the tuition I paid on this year's return?
How do I report the percentage of my salary that goes to paying my agency-placement fees?
My child is going to college in the United States, but he's not a U.S. citizen. He doesn't have a green card, but he does meet the presence test. Can I claim him as a dependent?
I included my solely owned LLC income and expenses on my Schedule C. Do I still need to file a separate return for the LLC?
If my wife died, can I contribute to our spousal IRA in my name or on her behalf?
I received a Form 1098-T after I filed my return. Do I need to amend my return?
I paid many expenses for my child who's attending college. The expenses include tuition, apartment rent, utilities, and credit card bills. Since she's in college, what expenses can I deduct?
If my ex-husband and I are living together with our children, what's our filing status?
My income prevents me from contributing directly to a Roth IRA. Can I convert a contribution I made to a traditional IRA in 2015 for the 2014 tax year to a Roth IRA?
Can I depreciate equipment I bought this year for a business I won't start until next year?
Is money I made on inherited stock considered a long-term capital gain?
If I'm under age 59, is my military pension taxed at a higher rate?
I spent a few thousand dollars for law school entrance exams, exam-study books, and an online exam-prep course. Can I deduct these expenses?
My income was higher than my parents' income. Can I claim my siblings as dependents?
My girlfriend and I bought a home together, but only my name is on the title and the mortgage. Should I deduct 100% of the mortgage interest?
When I file for an extension, what should I count as my tax payments?
If I'm required to have a cell phone for my job, can I deduct the business use of it?
Can I deduct my state sales tax?
If my spouse is incarcerated, should I file jointly or separately?
After I filed my return, I learned that I used the wrong filing status. Should I amend my return?
How do I file for a New York state extension?
When can I e-file?
What's the maximum I can earn to receive the child tax credit?
My child paid his own tuition last year. So, I didn't report Form 1098-T: Tuition Statement on my return. However, I claimed him as a dependent. Can he claim the education credit on his return?
I took time off without pay to participate in a charitable activity. Can I claim my lost wages as a charitable donation?
My spouse and I are separated and live apart, but we're not divorced. What filing status do we use?
This is the first year my child received a W-2. Will she need to file a separate return?
If I reinvested dividends back into stock in my company, do I declare the entire amount of dividends, or just what I didn’t reinvest?
Can I deduct gambling losses?
I already filed my taxes, but I forgot to claim some deductions and credits. The deductions and credits don't affect my refund. Should I amend my return?
If I claim the standard deduction, should I also report my itemized expenses and donations?
I had a balance due for my federal and state 2013 taxes. I paid both balances in 2014. Can I claim these taxes on my 2014 return?
Can I deduct franchise fees related to my business?
Can I claim tuition I pay to an online college as an educational expense?
I'm a full-time graduate student. What education credits and deductions can I claim?
What's the difference between interest and dividends on regular checking and savings accounts?
What are the qualifications for resident aliens for tax purposes?
Can I deduct medical expenses if I used a credit card or got a loan to pay them?
I separated from my spouse in 2014. Do I qualify to file as head of household?
If the Pell Grant I received is more than my tuition, do I have to report the amount I don't use to pay tuition?
I received a bonus for opening a checking account at my bank. Do I need to report this?
How do I know if my bank received my direct-deposit refund?
I have a 1098-T from my child's college. It reports her tuition and fees, scholarships, and grants. She also has student loans. To claim the American Opportunity Credit, can we apply the loan to the tuition and fees first?
I need to file a prior-year state return, but I can't find my prior-year W-2. What should I do?
If I itemize on my federal return, do I have to claim my state refund as taxable income?
If the student loan I received is more than my tuition, do I have to report the excess amount?
I claimed my two college-age children on my return but shouldn't have since they're filing on their own. What should I do?
I'm self-employed, and my 18-year-old child worked for me last summer. Am I required to give her a 1099-MISC?
If I'm self-employed, what vehicle expenses can I deduct?
I withdrew my pension before retiring and used the funds to pay federal tax due from an audit. Do I have to pay the additional 10% penalty?
Can I have my refund deposited into a bank account not in my name?
I e-filed my return, and it was accepted. Then, I amended my return. Will I still get the original refund amount?
Is a SIMPLE IRA the same as a traditional IRA?
How do I report prize money?
Do I have to claim all of my disability income?
My spouse and I sold our home in a short sale. We received two Forms 1099-C. Both have our names on them, but one has her name first and the other has my name first. Box 2 on each contains the same amount. How do I report this?
My spouse and I married this year. In 2008, my spouse claimed the first-time homebuyer's credit to buy her home. Now we want to sell her home. How should we file?
My child's Form 1098-T, Box 4 has an adjustment made for a prior year. Box 6 shows adjustments to scholarships or grants for a prior year. How does this affect my return?
When we bought our house in July, the sellers gave us a credit for their share of the real estate taxes -- January through July. At the end of the year, we paid the full real estate tax amount for the year from our mortgage escrow. What amount do I report for real estate taxes paid?
How do I report the pension amounts from my 1099-R?
How do I complete a Schedule D?
My child's college major is professional piloting. Since he needs flying hours to complete his courses, can I claim those expenses as course materials?
I bought a new car in 2014. When I used it for business, my company reimbursed me for mileage. Can I also depreciate the car?
Are fees I pay to my broker to buy and sell investments an investment expense?
I give my adult child money each month to support herself and her children. Is this a tax-deductible gift?
Should I report the interest accrued on my dependent's 529 savings account?
How do I claim the adoption credit?
My employee restricted stock was fully vested in 2014. I received the stock over three years and paid taxes on it each year. My company reported the value of the stock in my regular wages on my W-2. How should I report the stock's value and taxes I paid?
I have no earned income for the year. I received a Form 1098-T from my college. Can I file and receive education tax breaks?
My daughter receives a scholarship for room and board. Her W-2 lists the school as her employer, with Box 1 wages. Her 1098-% lists Box 5 scholarships. Do I report the scholarship on my return?
Do I have to report my Form 1099-LTC income?
My disabled adult child received a W-2 for income he earned. Can I report his income on my return?
A company's stock I bought years ago split to stock in new companies. I sold all the stock. How can I figure out the cost basis of the stock in the new companies?
The amount I received from my GI Bill is more than the amount billed for tuition and related expenses on my 1098-T. Will I be taxed on the excess amount?
The amount I received from my Pell Grant is more than the amount billed for tuition and related expenses on my Form 1098-T. Will I be taxed on the excess amount?
I filed for bankruptcy under Chapter 7 last year. However, I didn't receive a Form 1099-C. How do I report it on my return?
I received property as a gift and then sold it. How do I report that?
I enlisted in the Army but didn’t complete basic training. I was discharged. Do I have to claim the amount the Army paid me while in basic training?
My husband is a minister. He's exempt from federal income tax with a Form 4361 approved by the IRS in 1990. He served as an interim pastor for a church for 10 months in 2014. They reported his income from that time on a Form 1099-MISC. This makes his income self-employed business income even though it was ministerial income. How do we report his income?
I moved out of the country for a full-time job. Do I have to pay federal and state estimated taxes on income I earned outside the country?
I received a student loan repayment bonus from my employer. Is this money taxable?
I received money from my ex-spouse's 401(k) into my 401(k). I then rolled the amount into an IRA. Does that count as a contribution?
Where do I add the commissions for buying and selling stock and options?
I was covered by my parents' health insurance until September 2014, and then I enrolled in my own. My insurance is a HDHP, and I have a HSA. Will I owe a penalty for failure to maintain coverage?
My son received a Form 1099-Q. Does he have to report his earnings from this plan, or can he claim some deductions for education expenses?
I received a 1099-Q in my name, but I used the funds to pay the tuition of my college-aged child. Do I report the 1099-Q amount as my own income?
I'm under a state order to pay child support, but it's a mistake that the state is fixing. How do I keep federal collections from taking my refund?
I received a loan-repayment program award. The government gave money directly to one of my student loan providers. Does this count as income?
Is an RV considered a vacation home?
My wife settled a discrimination lawsuit against her employer out of court. We aren't receiving a W-2 from the employer. How do I claim the settlement?
I got married in 2013. Which name do I use to file my return?
It's my ex-spouse's year to claim our child, but our child lived with me all year. I want to file as head of household. Can I do this?
My mother and I sold a home and land we owned jointly. We split the proceeds evenly. How do I report the amount I received?
I sold my home in a short sale in 2014 for thousands of dollars less than the amount I owed on it. We didn't buy another home, and are renting an apartment. Do I have to report the sale on my return?
The IRS sent me a letter saying an adjustment to my return means I owe additional taxes. If I don't agree, what do I do?
My husband is disabled. We withdrew $35,000 from a pension plan and $19,000 from an IRA. How do we show that the withdrawals were medically necessary so we don't owe tax on them?
Both my name and my domestic partner's name are on the deed to our house. My partner's name isn't on the mortgage, even though she makes all the mortgage payments. Can my partner claim the mortgage interest?
Can I deduct legal fees for a personal injury case that wasn't job-related?
Can I deduct legal fees for lost wages in a wrongful termination case?
Can I deduct union dues?
Can I deduct the interest paid on my mobile home loan?
If I moved twice this year for work, can I deduct two sets of moving expenses?
My ex-spouse had federal tax debt while we were married. I’m now remarried. If my new spouse and I file a joint return, will the IRS use our refund to pay my ex-spouse’s debt?
I sold my home before living in it for three years. If I had to move for my job, do I have to repay my first-time homebuyer credit?
In 2013 I earned $4,000. I didn't file, since I would only have received a $15 refund. Can I file this year without having filed last year?
I made a mistake by filing as head of household. The different status doesn't change my refund amount. Do I need to amend my return?
I lost my federal refund check. Is there a way to get a new check?
My wages are garnished for payment on my student loan. Will my refund be taken for payment on my student loan?
If my spouse died before signing her return, what should I do?
My spouse died with unsecured loans that weren't in my name. Then, I received a notice that the debt was cancelled. Am I responsible for claiming the cancelled debt?
I set up an installment plan to pay my federal taxes. Is there a penalty if I pay off my debt early?
Can I deduct medical expenses I paid with money from an HSA account?
What's the difference between the child tax credit and dependent exemptions?
Can I claim medical expenses I paid for a parent who lives outside of the United States?
I donated a car to a family member. Can I claim this as a charitable donation?
If I home school my children, do I qualify for the educator credit?
Can I deduct money I spent visiting college campuses while my child was deciding where to attend college?
I pay Medicare premiums and supplemental insurance premiums. Do these count for the self-employed health insurance deduction?
Can I deduct the premiums I paid through my employer for short-term disability insurance?
Can I deduct my health care premiums?
I won money from a casino in a different state than where I live. The casino sent me a W-2G. Do I have to file in that state?
We paid college costs for our child, but she's not our dependent. Do we qualify for the American Opportunity Credit?
Can I deduct the cost of gluten-free food items?
I worked for a company with a main office in one state, but I actually worked in another state. On my W-2, it lists a third state. How do I report the W-2 address?
One of my paychecks bounced. I never received the money, and my W-2 didn't report it. Do I need to claim the income?
I do construction work and buy paint and materials for the jobs I perform. Should I deduct these items as supplies or expenses?
My son is a full-time college student, living in our home and working full-time. Can I claim him for the EIC?
I live in one state and work in another. To which state do I pay estimated taxes?
If I'm required to have a horse for my job, can I claim expenses for my horse?
Can I deduct my expenses for going to my job each day?
I use my garage solely for my business. It has electricity and water. Can I deduct the use of the garage's electricity and water for my business?
Can I deduct the cost of making my home handicapped-accessible for a family member?
What's the difference between a W-2 and 1099-Misc?
Do I enter my 1099-MISC under Schedule C or on Form 1040, Line 21?
How can I fix something incorrect or missing on my W-2?
If I receive Social Security benefits and raise a young child, do I qualify for the EIC?

Look At Your Life Through Taxes

No matter which life stage you're in, H&R Block has the tools and resources to help you understand how taxes impact your life. It's our Purpose. We look at your life through tax... and find ways to help.

Tax Calculators

Estimate your withholdings, calculate your refund, or find out how health care laws may impact you.

Browse Tax Articles

Looking for articles written by the pros at H&R Block? Search our article database to find answers to all of your tax related questions.