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If I rent out an apartment in my home, how do I claim a deduction for rental expenses?
When determining filing status, do I include Social Security income?
I started a business in 2014. My start-up costs were more than my income. How do I report my net loss?
How do I convert a traditional IRA to a Roth IRA?
Can I claim the gas I bought to drive to school and back as a deduction?
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?
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?
I began a business with other people but never received any income from it. How do I deduct my expenses?
Can I claim out-of-pocket dental expenses as medical expenses?
Can I claim a loss for water damage due to a leak in a water line?
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?
Can I file for an extension on my first quarter estimated tax payment?
If I want to itemize, which documents do I need?
How much interest and property tax can I deduct, and how many years back can I claim them?
Can I deduct business expenses I paid in 2014 for a business that ended in 2013?
My spouse and I have used married filing jointly for years. Can we use married filing separately this year?
Which work-based deductions can I claim?
Can I claim a family member who's not my child but who lives with me as a nondependent for EIC purposes?
If I paid a babysitter as an independent contractor, can I issue a W-2 instead of a Form 1099-MISC?
Can I claim the salary of a full-time caregiver as a medical expense?
If I owe back taxes to the IRS, will the IRS take my state refund to pay it off?
If I received more than $7,000 in unemployment income, will I be eligible to receive any childcare tax credits?
If I contributed the maximum allowed to both my traditional and Roth IRAs, why would I be charged a penalty?
Can I claim my disabled wife to qualify for the EIC?
If the person I'm claiming as a dependent doesn't fit any of the relationship options, what should I choose?
If I claimed dependents on my federal return, can I also claim them on my state return?
Can I write off my entire tuition?
If I claim the standard deduction, can I deduct charitable donations?
I received a payout from my mother's 401(k) when she died. Is this income taxable to me?
How do I figure the basis of my home and land when I figure my home office deduction?
Can I deduct legal fees related to a dispute involving my rental property?
If I'm the custodial parent to our children, but I don't have any income, can I claim our children?
If I withdrew my 401(k) in 2014, can I still receive the child tax credit?
Are inherited pensions taxable?
When do I have to pay self-employment tax?
Can I deduct the mileage and leasing charges for the dump truck I leased last year?
If I donated my late parents' belongings to charity, can I claim a donation?
How do I claim the adoption 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?
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?
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?
How can I increase the taxes withheld from my paycheck?
Is an HSA the same as a medical FSA?
Where do I enter my dependent's income on my return?
I bought a vehicle last year for my agricultural business. Can I take the full deduction this year rather than depreciating it?
Should I report the interest accrued on my dependent's 529 savings account?
Can I receive a full refund for taxes withheld from my paycheck while I was a J-1 visa holder?
If one of us owes back taxes and we owe taxes jointly this year, can we still file Form 8379?
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 deduct the mortgage interest on a timeshare?
My child is a dependent receiving Social Security benefits. How do I report these benefits?
Can I claim medical expenses for a bill that went to collections?
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?
If I bought a used vehicle this year, what deduction can I claim?
My mortgage company forgave my second mortgage last year and refinanced my first mortgage. Is this debt cancellation nontaxable income?
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?
What's the difference between the child tax credit and dependent exemptions?
How do I report a patronage dividend I received that's included on a Form 1099-PATR?
If I itemize, can I deduct my daughter's cheerleading expenses as hobby expenses?
Why wouldn't I be able to itemize my deductions?
If I accidentally claimed an incorrect exemption amount on my W-4, what will happen?
Can I deduct the cost of Christmas toys I bought for a friend’s children since their parents couldn't afford gifts?
If I use my own computer for my job, can I claim it?
Is there a gross cap on medical deductions?
My mother died this year. Do I need to file a return on her behalf?
Is a disability pension considered earned income for purposes of the EIC?
If I'm not married to my children's other parent, can I claim our children as dependents?
Can I deduct legal expenses incurred to obtain Social Security benefits?
I inherited part of my father's IRA and received a Form 1099-R. Do I have to report this as income?
Can I use an alternative date of death for figuring basis?
Should I use the standard mileage deduction or actual expenses to claim auto expenses?
I separated from my military spouse in December 2014. What should my filing status be?
If I'm on state assistance and haven't worked, do I qualify for the EIC?
If income and taxes withheld are listed on my Form 1099-MISC, how should I report them?
Do I need to report the profit I made on the sale of a home I owned for 15 years?
If I had California state tax withheld from my paychecks, where do I put this on my return?
If my dependent earns income, does he need to file his own return?
How can I fix something incorrect or missing on my W-2?
Why didn't my refund go up after I entered my charitable donations?
If my husband received a bonus before he died, do I have to pay taxes on it?
Can I deduct interest I pay on my car loan?
How do I report sales of stocks from a Form 1099-B?
If I lose money on my hobby every year but I received a 1099-MISC for my hobby income, how do I report it?
Can I use my FSA to reimburse my out-of-pocket medical travel expenses?
What do the boxes and codes on the W-2 mean?
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?
How much in childcare expenses can I claim without a receipt?
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?
What's the maximum I can claim for a capital loss from last year's Schedule D?
How do I estimate my tax liability on my extension?
I have two houses in two different states. Do I claim my pension as income in both states?
If I'm a full-time student, can I receive a full refund for all the taxes I paid?
If I was unemployed when I moved, can I deduct moving expenses?
If I receive SSI, do I report it as income?
If I receive HUD rental income, can I count the income toward the EIC?
What are the AMT income thresholds?
Can I include the sales tax in the price of an item I'm claiming for a deduction?
I received GI Bill benefits paid directly to my university and to me. Can I deduct education expenses the benefits covered?
How do I report my online gambling winnings and losses?
If I have self-employment income, can I claim the EIC?
If I donate 100% of my profits, can I deduct all my profits?
My husband was divorced in early 2014, and we married in late 2014. Can we file jointly for 2014?
If my house is currently in foreclosure, how does that affect my return?
Can I report my LLC losses on my personal return?
The refund check my spouse and I received has both of our names on it. Can I deposit the check into my bank account?
My employer gives me a car allowance that's included in my gross income and taxed as income. Can I deduct mileage?
Do I have to report my tip income?
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?
Can I deduct the cost of my child's private pre-kindergarten school tuition?
Can I deduct drug rehabilitation costs?
If my child was born in 2014, can I claim the child and dependent care credit?
If I contribute to a 401(k) plan, can I open an IRA to reduce my taxes?
How much can I make as a daycare provider before I have to pay taxes?
Can I claim my foster child or adopted child as a dependent?
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 my child attends college full-time and earns income, can I claim my child as a dependent?
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?
Where do I report insurance money I received for theft of equipment?
If I'm self-employed and didn't pay estimated taxes, can I possibly get a refund?
Do I need to submit a Form 1120S with my extension?
Can I claim a loss on personal property?
When I file for an extension, do I have to pay my entire balance due?
If I'm "at-risk" on a rental property, what does that mean?
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?
How many dependents can I claim?
If I don't have receipts for clothing and furniture I donated, can I claim my donations?
Is Social Security disability income taxable?
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?
Can I use credit card and bank statements to document job-hunting expenses?
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?
If my children live outside of the United States, Mexico, and Canada, how do I get their ITINs?
How do I report a scholarship I received for education expenses?
I forgot to report my IRA rollover. How can I report this now?
Which energy credits are available for second homes?
What's the difference between taxable income and AGI?
If I made donations on numerous dates to a charity, what date should I enter if I group the donations?
Can I deduct clothing and tools I bought for my job?
Can I claim a loss for the diminishing value of my rental house?
How do my former spouse and I report mortgage interest we pay on a home where only I live?
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'm age 70, how much of my IRA must I withdraw to avoid penalties?
I withdrew some IRA funds, but I redeposited only some of the money. How do I report these funds?
If my employer reimburses me for all my college expenses, can I claim an education credit for these expenses?
Why would my IRA distribution be tax-free?
Why didn't my employer take any federal withholding taxes out of my paycheck?
If I claim more exemptions than I actually have on my W-4, will it make a large difference in the taxes I owe?
Can I deduct interest paid on a medical or dental bill loan?
If I earned unemployment, will I get a W-2?
If I receive Social Security benefits and raise a young child, do I qualify for the EIC?
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?
Can I deduct the cost of hazard insurance?
Are start-up expenses deductible?
I cashed out my teachers’ retirement account. Does the distribution I received count as a withdrawal?
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 someone cares for my child while I'm at work, should I send her a Form 1099?
If I'm self-employed and have a home office in my apartment, can I deduct the rental insurance for my apartment?
How can I add another W-2 if I've already filed my return?
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 I have a student loan, but I'm approved for a deferment, will the IRS take my refund?
If I bought my first home this year, which items on the HUD-1 form can I enter as deductions?
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?
If I don't claim my child as a dependent but I pay for her tuition, can I claim the education credits?
Can I deduct the sales tax I pay at stores?
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?
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?
Do I need to report scholarship and grant money I received as income?
Can I claim mileage or gas expenses for traveling to and from my college?
Will reporting the information on my Form 1098-T increase my refund?
If I received Forms 1099 listing interest and dividends after I filed my taxes, do I have to file an amended return?
My clients pay me cash, and I record each payment on a receipt. Is this acceptable as proof of earnings?
What are reciprocal wages?
If my W-4 states I'm married, can I file as single?
Can I claim someone as a dependent who's never lived with me?
How do I file for a Massachusetts extension?
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?
How do I report interest on my savings deposit program account?
How do I deduct lodging expenses related to medical care?
Is an FSA for medical expenses the same as an HSA?
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?
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?
Are weight-loss doctor's fees deductible?
I have medical expenses that aren't enough to deduct on our federal return. Can I deduct the expenses on my state return?
If my employer doesn't reimburse my expenses, can I deduct the standard meal allowance for days I'm away from home for work?
My children get state assistance and have earned income. Can I claim them as dependents?
Do I report foreign wage income in the W-2 and Form 2555 topics?
Can I claim new storm doors for an energy credit?
If I didn't report all my deductions last year, what should I do?
When does my employer have to issue my W-2?
Can I claim an education credit for my college room and board?
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 claim mileage?
What do I need to have on-hand to prepare my taxes?
Can I claim a loss on a worthless stock option grant that I never exercised?
Can I claim an undocumented person as a dependent?
If I paid more than $2,500 in student-loan interest, can I deduct all of it?
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?
If my dependent died during the year, can I still claim him?
Can I deduct attorney fees for my business?
If I use married filing separately for my status, can I claim the childcare credit?
Can I report my W-2 income and get my refund and then file another return with my Form 1099-MISC income?
Do I have to wait until I receive all my Forms 1099-MISC before I file my return?
If I receive Social Security disability payments, can I deduct medical expenses, including mileage?
How do I decide which education credit to claim?
What types of penalties come with a short sale?
If the state lottery prize money I won is my only income, do I need to claim it?
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?
Is it a recharacterization to convert money from a traditional IRA into a Roth IRA?
Can I deduct the cost of making my home handicapped-accessible for a family member?
If I'm self-employed and had no income, can I claim the childcare credit?
If the state of Washington doesn't require a personal income tax, why does it show I paid it on my W-2?
If I was self-employed, do I report my income?
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?
I have items that I’ve fully depreciated. Do I delete these from my return?
If I'm a self-employed business owner, when am I required to have an EIN?
What information do I need to deduct the amount I pay my babysitter?
I received a Form 1099-MISC but didn't pay quarterly estimated taxes during the year. Will I owe an underpayment penalty?
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?
If my child earned income and received a W-2, how do we file?
How do I report settlement costs for the home I bought?
If I surrendered my life insurance policies, how do I report what I receive?
My area is a federal disaster area. I had a personal loss not covered by my insurance. How do I handle this loss?
When do I need to claim disability payments?
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 claim a credit for educational expenses if I was enrolled in a certificate program?
Can I deduct the cost of tax-preparation software?
Can we claim a crawl space encapsulation system for an energy credit?
What are the income limitations for the EIC?
If I used Series EE U.S. Savings Bonds to pay for tuition, can I deduct the interest on the bonds?
If I gave a discount on the cost of my services, can I claim a deduction?
How do I report interest I receive from a private loan to a family member?
Can I deduct moving expenses only if I buy a home in my new location?
If we're paying taxes for previous years, is this the same as paying the AMT?
Do I have to indicate inherited shares versus various long-term shares in date acquired?
Can I claim my stepchildren for the EIC?
Can I deduct the costs of installing a swimming pool or a whirlpool tub used for rehabilitation?
Is the child tax credit the same as the EIC?
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?
If I own more than one property, can I deduct property tax on all of my properties?
If I withdrew my state retirement money to buy a farm and equipment, how do I report this?
Can I receive the EIC if I don't have a child?
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 own a small business. After rent, maintenance, office services, and advertising, I made $600. How do I report this?
When can I deduct medical expenses?
How should my employer report designated Roth 401(k) contributions on my W-2?
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?
If I didn't receive part of my unemployment benefits for last year until this year, should I amend my prior-year return?
I withdrew IRA funds to pay medical expenses. Can I claim an exemption to the 10% early withdrawal penalty?
How do I report an inheritance I received by check?
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?
Can I apply all or part of my refund to my 2015 estimated taxes?
How can I pay the taxes I owe?
If my Social Security and Medicare wages aren't on my W-2, how do I report those amounts?
If I took a class outside of my regular college, can I claim the tuition I paid?
When I report my total wages on Form 1040, Line 7, do I include my Social Security income and unemployment?
If I had a foreclosure on a rental property, how do I report this?
If a friend paid me to clean his house, do I have to claim the income?
How do I report the Veterans Affairs (VA) death pension I receive?
If I'm separated from my spouse, can her parents claim my children as dependents without my permission?
How do I file for a Georgia extension?
If I have different dependents than I did last year, will I be audited?
Can I deduct my automobile insurance premiums?
Can I get my unemployment Form 1099 online?
I work in a foreign country for a foreign company that doesn't issue a W-2. How do I report my income?
If I don't have receipts for my charitable donations, can I claim the donations?
What do I report for my rental if my expenses are more than my income?
Will my spouse's tax debt affect my return?
If I received scholarships, do I qualify for education credits?
Is mortgage insurance deductible?
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?
Can I deduct attorney fees for a divorce?
What form reports my taxable interest?
Can I deduct my homeowner's insurance premium?
How many education credits can I claim on my return?
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?
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?
Why is the refund I received less than the refund shown on my return?
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?
If I withdrew money from my Roth IRA that was less than my total contributions, are my withdrawals exempt from taxes?
Is a breast lift and augmentation a deductible medical expense?
Can I deduct donations of toys to daycare centers?
At what age can I withdraw money from my 401(k) without a penalty?
If I got stock through my employee purchase plan all through the year, what's my stock acquisition date?
Can I deduct the costs of modifying a vehicle for a person with a disability?
Do I have to report disability payments from an insurance company?
If I withdrew money monthly from my IRA, how do I find out if penalty charges were deducted each month?
If this is the first time my spouse and I are married filing jointly, why aren't we getting a state refund?
How do I report income I get from taking care of an adult in private care?
Where on a 1040A do I report my 1099-R gross distributions and taxable amounts?
How much income do I have to make before I’m required to file taxes?
Do I have to pay back my EIC?
How do I report interest I earned on a universal life insurance policy?
If I'm a full-time student, do I need to report work-study income?
Can I deduct the 10% early withdrawal penalty?
If I started paying off my student loans this year, how will that affect my taxes?
If I have receipts for Goodwill donations totaling less than $5,000, do I also need a letter from Goodwill?
What's the most I can claim in church cash donations without having a receipt?
If I was paid in cash, do I have to report my earnings?
Can I deduct interest on a seller-financed home loan?
If I'm a college student, do I have to report my resident-assistant wages?
My spouse and I are separated and live apart, but we're not divorced. What filing status do we use?
I'm an independent contractor without my own business. Where do I enter my expenses?
I work for a private government contractor in a combat zone. Is my income tax-exempt?
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?
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?
What's the EIC?
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?
If I have an ITIN instead of an SSN, can I claim the EIC?
Is depreciation on my residential rental property subject to the AMT depreciation adjustment?
If my child attends a private kindergarten, can I claim the childcare credit?
Can I use credit card and bank statements to document cash donations to charity?
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?
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?
How do I report course fees, books, and exams I took for certifications I need for my job?
If I just e-filed my return but noticed a mistake, can I stop the e-file?
If I wasn't eligible for the EIC last year, does this mean I was disallowed the EIC?
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?
If I received severance pay, do I report it?
If my high school child is taking college courses, can we claim the Lifetime Learning Credit?
Can I claim a deduction for childcare if I don't have the childcare center's EIN?
What can offset my refund?
I keep records of my business mileage, but not the actual gas receipts. What can I claim on my return?
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?
What can I do to get a state refund instead of having to pay each year?
How do I report a loan from my retirement plan on my return?
Why would I have to pay the AMT?
If online subscriptions to trade journals help me keep up-to-date in my profession, can I deduct them?
If I withdrew funds from my traditional IRA when I took early retirement, can I eliminate or reduce the early withdrawal penalty?
Why is federal tax withheld differently than my Social Security withholdings?
How much money can my parents give me before it's taxable?
If someone (other than a qualifying child) who lives with me doesn't work, can I claim him as a dependent?
I used my car partially for business, but I sold the car this year. How do I report the sale of the car?
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?
How do I claim my unreimbursed work expenses?
If I earned less than $10 in interest, will I receive a form showing my interest?
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 my income from a second job was less than $1,000, do I need to report it?
How do I know the value of donations I made to Goodwill or other charitable organizations?
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?
If I babysat for only part of the year and made less than $400, do I have to report it?
How can I get a list of all the income I earned last year?
If my spouse isn't a legal U.S. resident and I'm a full citizen, can I claim the EIC?
If we've already filed our return, can my spouse still contribute up to $5,500 to an IRA?
How much federal tax should I withhold?
What's the maximum amount I can contribute to my IRA?
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?
When I add itemized deductions, why doesn't my refund go up?
If I'm filing returns in two states, how is my EIC figured?
How do I figure out the tax on my pension?
If I didn't itemize last year, do I need to include last year's state refund on my federal return?
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?
If I inherited U.S. Savings Bonds, is the interest taxable income?
Can I claim disabled family members as dependents?
My child was a foreign-exchange student for more than six months of the year. Can I still claim her for the EIC?
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?
Do any energy credits apply to rental property?
Can I deduct my payments for mental health care?
If I worked as a consultant but used the company's office, laptop, and cell phone, how do I file?
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?
Can I deduct closing costs for a mortgage refinance?
I paid my ex-spouse money from my 401(k) according to a court order. Can I deduct this payment?
Can I deduct my college education expenses?
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?
If my child was born in January, can we claim him since we bought everything for him in December?
I'm not sure I'll finish my return before the deadline. Can I file an extension?
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?
If I have a Form 1099-C from my second mortgage, is that considered a cancelled debt?
If I don't have an SSN, how can I file an extension?
How do I know which of my 401(k) contributions are deductible?
Can I deduct donations of care packages I sent to service members in combat zones?
Where can I find my confirmation number for my extension?
If I report 1099 self-employment income, how do I report my expenses?
Where can I find the estimated taxes I paid for 2012 and 2013?
High winds brought down a tree on our property. Can I deduct the removal cost?
How does depreciation affect itemizing deductions?
What's the minimum dollar amount I need to donate to claim charitable donations?
If I was unemployed during the year, can I deduct charitable cash donations?
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?
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?
Can I deduct sales tax I paid on a boat?
I received an insurance payout from Traumatic Service Members Group Life Insurance. Do I have to report this payout?
If my museum membership is tax deductible, can I deduct the full amount?
What are the rules for donating vehicles?
Can we get a refund of our adoption expenses for last year even though the adoption isn't yet final?
I have a checking account and a savings account for my business. Can I deduct the bank fees as business expenses?
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?
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?
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?
If I apply my refund as estimated tax for 2015, do I still need to submit payment voucher 1 of Form 1040-ES?
Can I deduct medical expenses I paid for my spouse?
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?
I had my baby in December, but I still haven't received her SSN. Can I claim my child as a dependent without it?
If my business has no income, should I file a return?
If I had to sell my house to relocate for a new job, can I exclude my capital gains?
How do I determine the basis of real property with improvements?
I have a housekeeper. How does this affect my taxes?
Can I deduct the fee for a business license for my summer tutoring business?
I lost my home in a foreclosure. How do I report this?
How do I report a life insurance policy that matured?
If it's more beneficial for my live-in partner to claim my children as dependents, can we do this?
If this year I paid back property taxes I owed in prior years, can I claim the back taxes this year?
If I sold a piece of vacant land at a loss, can I claim the loss?
If I'm receiving student loans to pay for my education, can I claim any education credits?
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?
If I use my vehicle for work, can I claim drive time and gas if I have no receipts?
If I paid my mom more than $400 to babysit my children, does she have to report the babysitting income?
What's a high-deductible health plan (HDHP)?
If I never received my state refund from last year, how should I handle that on this year's return?
Can I deduct expenses for IVF?
We owned a rental property, and signed it over to the bank with a deed-in-lieu of foreclosure. How do I enter this?
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?
How can I find out which kind of retirement plan I have?
If I use my personal vehicle at work and I'm not reimbursed for the mileage, can I deduct mileage?
Do I have to report my Social Security benefits?
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?
Can I claim my new air conditioning / heating unit for an energy credit?
We didn't give W-2s or 1099s to our babysitters who work in our home. Are we required to do so?
If I was pregnant most of the year, can I claim my baby?
What's acquisition debt?
Can I deduct points I paid for a refinance?
I attended college in 2013 and paid the tuition in 2014. Can I claim an education credit?
If I have a babysitting or childcare business, what can I deduct?
Will the AMT affect my eligibility for any credits?
Are education credits available for home-schooling my children?
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?
The monthly rent payment I receive for property I own is less than my monthly mortgage payment. Can I deduct the difference?
If I report my 401(k) distribution, will I have to pay taxes on it again if taxes were withheld from my distribution?
If I'm older than 59 1/2, will I pay any penalties if I close my IRA accounts?
If I was supposed to pay quarterly taxes but didn't, what should I do?
Does the EIC go up with each child I claim?
If I receive TRA payments, do these payments count as income for Earned Income Credit (EIC) purposes?
If I file an amended return to increase my charitable donations deduction, will I be at risk for an audit?
Someone used my daughter's SSN on a return. Will this delay my refund?
Can I deduct expenses for my child's school field trip?
Do I include sales tax in my self-employment income?
Can I claim property tax I paid on an undeveloped piece of real estate?
Can I deduct the mortgage interest on my motor home?
Can a man and woman file their returns together without being married?
If my only income was from student loans, can I claim the EIC?
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 claim a child who's not my own as a dependent, can I claim the child tax credit?
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?
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?
If I'm a graduate student with no dependents who's filing single, which credit should I claim?
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?
If I lived apart from my spouse all year and made monthly payments to her, can I claim the payments as a deduction?
How do I claim my capital loss carryover from last year?
How do I report interest I earned on a foreign bank account?
If I was supposed to get a refund last year but didn't file a return, can I still file for that year?
My parents gave me $10,000 for my child's college. Why do I get a credit for this?
Why would I owe an underpayment penalty?
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?
I applied for a federal extension online. Does the extension apply to my state return, too?
How should I file an extension for my partnership LLC?
Can I deduct my time-share property tax?
If my only income was Social Security benefits, can I claim the child tax credit?
My father wants to give us cash from a sale of property. How will this affect our taxes?
If I cashed in an IRA before age 59 1/2 to pay student loans, will I owe a penalty?
If I rented out my home for less than my mortgage payment, do I have to report the rental income?
Do donations to a single charity have to be $250 or more to receive a charitable donation deduction?
If I'm self-employed, what receipts and records should I keep?
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?
If we sell a rental property that has had a big drop in value, can we deduct any of the loss?
Can I itemize legal expenses I paid in connection with filing Chapter 13?
I rented my home out a few years ago. A professional management company manages the property. Can I claim active participation?
If my parents moved in with me due to an illness, what can I deduct?
If my spouse and I are married filing separately, do we each have to itemize our donations?
Can I deduct mileage driven to and from doctor and dentist appointments?
If my parents don't claim me as a dependent, can they claim the education credits for my college expenses?
Can my spouse and I both deduct the maximum $2,500 deduction for student loan interest on our joint return?
If I drive my vehicle for a second job but not my main job, can I claim job-related expenses on my vehicle?
Can I deduct attorney fees that I incurred in an effort to collect unemployment?
If my previous employer made me roll over my 401(k) funds into a traditional IRA, how should I report it?
If my siblings get disability and government assistance, can I claim them as dependents?
We used a loan to pay for tuition and books. Can we still deduct our interest on EE bonds for tuition?
I'm a retired police officer. Can I exclude $3,000 of taxable income due to payment of health care premiums?
If I donated more than $5,000 in clothes and used household items to a charity, how do I report my donation?
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?
Can I deduct the medical expenses related to the birth of my child?
If I have money deducted from my paycheck for charitable donations disbursed to local charities, what charity name do I enter?
If my divorce decree stipulated that my spouse pay the mortgage on the home I live in, can I deduct the mortgage interest?
Do I need to add my unemployment benefits to my income?
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?
Can a noncitizen claim the standard deduction?
How do I know whether to issue a W-2 or Form 1099-MISC to someone who works for my business?
If I received a W-2 and a 1099 from my company, where do I report my 1099 income?
If I rent residential property, will I receive a form stating the amount of rent I was paid during the year?
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?
Is alimony considered earned income for Earned Income Credit (EIC) purposes in some states?
Can I claim a deduction for paying down my student loan?
If I worked for cash and don't have any receipts for my expenses, what should I report?
If I'm on disability, do I qualify for the EIC?
Can I deduct hazard insurance?
If I don't have a bank record of my donations, can I deduct cash donations to charities?
If my adult child receives food stamps, will I still be able to claim her as a dependent?
What should I do if I have more deductions than what I earned?
Why is pension income taxable but not eligible for the EIC?
Do I have to list individually all of the many charities I donated cash to?
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 did some home renovation projects, can I deduct the sales tax on the items I bought for the project?
If I pay a caregiver to care for my disabled spouse, how can I claim a dependent care credit?
I deduct my mortgage insurance premiums. Can I deduct homeowner’s insurance too?
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?
Can I deduct the margin interest I paid on my stock account against my profit from stock sales?
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?
If I report income I earned in my nonresident state on my resident return and my nonresident return, won't I be double-taxed?
I receive a disability pension from Veterans Affairs (VA). Am I considered disabled for tax purposes?
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?
How do I calculate and file estimated taxes?
If I'm filing as married filing separately, can I claim the EIC?
If I cashed out my savings account, do I have to claim that amount as taxable income?
I'm a state employee who's required to contribute to a retirement plan. Can I claim the Saver's Credit?
What is the percentage amount withheld for Social Security and Medicare?
How do I figure capital gains and losses for Schedule D?
If I rent a vehicle while on my job, can I claim mileage for when I drive it?
If I don't claim my child as a dependent, can I claim the childcare credit?
My spouse and I are filing separately. Can we split our itemized deductions?
If my alimony is paid directly to my mortgage company and I never see it, do I have to claim it?
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 deduct my rent payments?
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?
If I can't claim my child as a dependent, can I still claim medical expenses I paid for my child?
Do I add state and local taxes together when claiming itemized deductions?
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?
I cashed out my 401(a) and rolled it into a traditional IRA. Can I claim it as a traditional IRA contribution?
Can I deduct the cost of putting a new roof on my home?
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 I worked full-time but my spouse received unemployment benefits, do we qualify for the EIC?
If my partner and I have two children, can we each claim one child as a dependent?
Can I deduct the cost of painting my home's exterior?
If we're married filing separately, do we need to add our incomes together on each return?
My spouse died in 2014. Do I have to report the pension income from a W-2?
I manage my own rental property, so I don't receive a 1099. Where do I enter my income from these properties?
How much of exemption can I claim per dependent?
If I have an amount on my W-2, Box 12, what is it and is it added to my income?
Can I deduct medical expenses for my pets?
If I pay for my parent's assisted living and medical expenses, can I claim her as a dependent?
If I file my federal return one day after the filing deadline, will I have to pay penalties or interest?
How much interest income can my dependent child earn before being required to file a return?
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?
What are the income limits for making contributions to a Roth IRA?
Are HSA contributions deductible under the AMT?
Why don't I qualify for the Saver's Credit?
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?
I received a Form 1099-R after I filed my return. What should I do?
How do I figure my nonbusiness energy property credit?
What are Roth IRA contribution limits?
If I'm a childcare provider without a W-2, what do I file?
If my spouse is incarcerated, should I file jointly or separately?
If I have exercise equipment in the room I use as a home office, does this room still qualify as a home office?
If I'm a first-time homeowner, how will this affect my refund?
Can I deduct a loss on the sale of my main home?
If I contributed $5,500 to each of my two Roth IRA accounts, will I owe a penalty?
Does my vehicle qualify for the plug-in electric vehicle credit?
Can I deduct hazard and flood insurance for my rental property?
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?
What documentation do I need to claim expenses for my in-home 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 my only income this year was from unemployment, why don't I get a refund on my federal return?
If I'm a full-time student who earns an income but someone else paid my tuition, can I claim any education credits?
How long do I have to claim a capital loss?
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?
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?
Where can I find my 2013 AGI?
If someone claims me as a dependent, can I claim my child as a dependent?
Can I claim the mileage I drive going from one job to another?
How do I report a loss of money due to embezzlement?
I had my California taxes withheld on Form CA 592-B. How should I report this on my federal return?
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?
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?
Why did I get an e-file error stating that I have a possible incorrect SSN for my dependent?
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 received workers' compensation, does I report it on my return as taxable income?
How do I report my Roth IRA contributions?
I own a rental property. Do I list each depreciable asset individually on Form 4797?
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?
If I spent money to fight for unpaid income, can I claim my attorney and court costs as a business loss?
Can I deduct the costs of cosmetic surgery, like a tummy tuck, as a medical expense?
If I owe back child support, will my refund be delayed?
How much in dividends and interest can my dependent make before either he or I have to report the interest?
If I paid my tuition with a Pell Grant, can I claim it as an education expense?
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?
Can I deduct donations to booster clubs and college scholarship endowment funds?
If I'm a police officer, can I deduct the cost of meals while I'm on duty?
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?
How do I find out why the IRS offset my federal refund?
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?
Do I report my freelance writing income?
How do I know if I qualify for the child tax credit?
My grandmother received interest income after she died. Do I have to file a Form 1041 for her estate?
I'm eligible to claim a credit for 35% of our health care premiums for employees. How do I claim the credit?
If I live in the U.S. Virgin Islands half of the year, how do I file my taxes?
I have a rental property in Colorado that provides income. However, I live in another state. Do I need to file a Colorado return?
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?
I received a credit to my foreign bank account. How do I report this?
I received my house in my divorce, but Forms 1098 are issued with my ex-husband's name. How do I report these?
I filed for an extension for my personal return. Will the extension apply to my for-profit and not-for-profit businesses?
I e-filed and mailed in my return. What will the IRS do?
If I pay my 2014 property and real estate taxes in January 2015, can I claim them on my 2014 return?
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?
I'm claiming an energy credit. Why didn't my refund go up?
I received a Form K-1 reporting dividends from a trust. How do I report it?
If a high school student watches my children during summers and after school, can I claim the childcare credit?
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?
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?
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?
Is a military pension taxable?
If I attend college part-time, what credits can I claim?
If a business were to operate without paying taxes, what possible IRS penalties would it face?
If I paid for my textbooks out of pocket, can I claim them as an education expense?
I directly deposited money into a 529 prepaid tuition program for my child. How do I report this?
How much can I withdraw from my IRA without having to pay the 10% penalty?
Which related expenses for a second home can I deduct?
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 moved and don't have my W-2. Since I know how much I earned, do I have to file an extension?
Can I have my refund deposited into two different accounts?
Do I have to report Social Security disability income?
Can I roll over a monthly annuity into an IRA?
How many dependents can I claim without the IRS red-flagging my return for an audit?
If our child died this year, can we still claim the EIC and other credits?
Where do I add the commissions for buying and selling stock and options?
If I was self-employed for only a few months, can I deduct health insurance premiums I paid all year long?
If my husband is in the military and out of state, can we still file jointly?
Can I claim food and lodging expenses for the period I worked as a truck driver?
If I'm getting a refund, why would I owe an underpayment penalty?
If I used one vehicle and one home office for two unrelated businesses, how do I deduct expenses?
If I'm a member of the clergy, how does my housing allowance figure into my income?
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?
Do I include the down payment I made on a rental property in the basis for depreciation?
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?
Does getting unemployment affect my refund?
If I sold some stock this year that I bought at different times, what's my stock purchase date?
If I sold a house, am I exempt from capital gains tax?
Where do I report nonqualifying stock option sales?
Can I deduct property tax that was paid from an escrow account?
If I list my business as "doing business as" (DBA), do I need to file additional forms?
Are hazard insurance premiums deductible?
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?
Can I deduct a cash donation my business made to a charity on Schedule C?
How do I complete a Schedule D?
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?
Can I deduct professional membership dues?
Can I deduct payments for prior-year federal tax debt?
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 paid my 2015 spring tuition in January 2015, can I claim it on my 2014 return?
If I didn't deduct my property taxes in prior years, can I deduct those taxes this year?
If I attended a community college, do I qualify for education credits?
If I'm not in school but I'm paying school loans, do I still qualify for an education credit?
How much of my Social Security disability income (SSDI) is taxable?
If I want to itemize my state and local real estate taxes, what kind of documentation do I need?
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?
If I had a medical treatment out of the country, can I deduct my expenses?
Can I claim the money I spent on a passport for an overseas mission trip?
Can I deduct contributions I made to a foreign country for disaster relief?
If I got married in 2014, should I file a joint return or a separate return?
How do I report the pension amounts from my 1099-R?
How are Roth IRA contributions taxed?
If my new company reimbursed me for most of my moving expenses, what 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?
If my spouse and I use married filing separately, can one of us claim all of the mortgage interest and property tax deduction?
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?
Is there a new-baby credit?
How do I report the work I did for a charitable organization if I did it for free as a charitable donation?
What's the maximum income I can have and still deduct student loan interest?
If I'm self-employed, can I deduct my cell phone as a business expense?
How do I find out my AMT basis?
If I pay my day labor workers in cash, how do I report them?
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?
I received a corrected 2013 W-2 in 2014. Can I report it on my 2014 return?
Where do I enter interest income?
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 losses I’ve had on my investments?
If I'm an American attending a foreign college, can I claim education credits?
Can I deduct a special assessment my HOA imposes?
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?
Do I include in my tuition expenses any veteran's / GI Bill benefits paid directly to me or my university?
If I have two Forms 1098 from two different companies for one mortgage, do I need to report both?
Why is my refund so different from last year?
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?
If I bought a used car in 2014, can I deduct the sales tax I paid on it?
Can I deduct money I tithe to my church as a charitable donation?
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?
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 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?
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?
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?
If the IRS applied my last year's refund to past tax debt, can I write it off on this year's return?
If I bought a house this year, which items can I deduct on my return?
If my partner and I aren't legally married, can I claim my partner as a dependent?
My partner and I bought a house together. We're not married, so how do we split the home mortgage interest deduction?
If my spouse files separately and itemizes, can I file using the standard deduction?
If I received a grant, what education credits can I claim?
When can I e-file?
If my only income was unemployment benefits, can I claim the child tax credit?
What's the best way to keep track of my mileage and transportation expenses?
If I qualify for the energy credit, will I get my entire investment refunded?
If I pay for my children's private school, can I claim an education credit?
I'm self-employed and have one employee. I paid taxes for my employee. Can I deduct these on my return?
If my spouse filed for bankruptcy, can I file Form 8379: Injured Spouse Allocation?
Can I deduct flood insurance on Schedule E?
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?
My renter has been paying for repairs out of his own pocket and deducting that from his monthly rent. How do I report this?
If I moved closer to my job, can I deduct my moving expenses?
What's the maximum Saver's Credit I can receive?
What are the requirements for claiming a full-time college student as a dependent for EIC purposes?
If I didn't claim the EIC last year, can I still claim it?
Can I deduct the costs of modifying a home for a person with a disability?
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?
If my employer didn't withhold any taxes, what do I need to file?
I pay my caregiver in cash, and she doesn't want to report that income. Can I claim the childcare credit?
How do I check the status of my refund?
Can I deduct my tuition to a church school as a charitable donation?
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?
Can I claim the medical expenses I paid for a dependent?
Can I deduct orthodontics?
I'm missing a Form 1099-INT. If I don't get the information by the filing deadline, how should I report the income?
Do I have to report insurance money I received for a home fire?
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?
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?
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?
If I bought a lot of items for my business on the same receipt, do I list each item separately or in a group?
If I itemize on my federal return, do I have to claim my state refund as taxable income?
Can I claim hours I donated to a charitable organization?
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?
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?
How do I report my eBay profits and expenses?
What's my cost basis if I exercised my company stock options?
If my only income was unemployment benefits, can I claim the EIC?
I have to take continuing education classes to keep my teaching certificate. What education credits can I claim?
Can I claim the gas I bought as a deduction?
If my employer paid my moving expenses for me, can I claim the expenses?
I sold my main home at a loss. Do I report this on my return?
If I donated cash, a car, or other items to a needy person, can I claim my donation?
If I loaned someone money who won't pay it back, can I claim this as a loss?
I donated 5,000 points from a hotel rewards program to Haiti relief. Can I claim this as a charitable deduction?
Will my refund be more if I file married filing jointly or married filing separately?
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?
If my W-2, Box 1 shows $0, can I e-file?
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?
Can I let someone else claim my dependent on her return?
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?
I went on a volunteer vacation organized by a qualified organization. How much of the program fee and airfare can I claim?
If I live with relatives and don't pay rent, can I claim my child as a dependent?
Can I deduct prescription medicines I received from countries outside the United States?
I received a Form 1099 from a five-year gas lease on my property. Can I spread the income over the five years?
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?
My child makes more than $3,950 but lives at home. I pay all his expenses. Can I claim my child as a dependent?
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'm a senior who's been in college more than four years, do I qualify for the American Opportunity Credit?
I contributed $2,500 to a flexible spending account with my employer. Can I deduct these payments?
Can I deduct car repair expenses?
Who can claim head of household status?
If my dependent didn't live with me for the entire year, can I still claim him as a dependent?
If our adoption attempt failed, can we claim legal fees and other expenses?
Can I deduct travel expenses for managing a rental property?
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?
Can I deduct funeral expenses for a family member?
If I worked a second job for which my wages and withholdings were very small, do I have to report the wages?
How do I figure my expenses for meals and snacks I serve at my daycare?
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 the executor for an open estate. How should I file?
Can I claim my children for the EIC but not as dependents, so my ex-spouse can claim them as dependents?
What's the income limit for claiming education credits?
I'm active-duty military who was deployed overseas. Can I deduct the costs of shipping my animals and my vehicle?
What's the standard depreciation method for computers and computer equipment?
The rental income I receive for a house I own is only enough to cover the mortgage. Do I have to report it?
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?
If I'm a dependent on someone else's return, can I claim the EIC?
How do I prove my mileage?
Where can I find my AGI on my W-2?
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?
Can I deduct the items I bought to renovate my home to make it more energy efficient?
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?
Do I have to report child support I receive?
Should I use married filing separately in years when I have large medical bills?
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?
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?
If I have no taxable income, can I claim an energy credit for my property?
What are the requirements for claiming my parents as dependents?
Is a nonstatutory stock option the same as a nonqualified stock option?
My family members receive Social Security and supplemental security income (SSI). Can I still claim them as dependents?
I haven't filed a federal return for the last few years. Do I have to file those returns?
How can I tell from my Form 1099-R if my distribution came from a SEP, IRA, or SIMPLE plan?
If I've owned a rental property for 10 years but have never claimed depreciation, can I claim it now?
If I'm separated from my spouse, can I file as head of household to get the EIC?
If I pay a relative to care for my children, can I claim the childcare credit?
Are fees I pay to my broker to buy and sell investments an investment expense?
If I want to claim capital losses on my 2014 return, what's the deadline for executing a stock sale?
Is my student loan deductible?
Can I deduct the annual service fee I pay my broker?
How can I deduct business expenses?
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?
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?
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?
I received dividends and interest income during the year. Do I have to report them?
I lived in another state for part of 2014. How should I file?
Do I or my child have to report dividends from my child's custodial mutual fund and stock accounts?
My daughter is a full-time student, but she also made money working part-time. Does she need to file a return?
How do I find out what I paid in student loan interest?
Does the IRS place a limit on the number of years someone can have a loss in a business?
What's a capital gain or loss?
Where do I enter interest paid?
If my doctor recommended exercise, can I deduct the costs of a gym membership?
I contributed to a 414(h) plan. Can I claim the Saver's Credit?
Is personal property tax deductible?
Can I deduct money I spend remodeling my home?
What are the age and income limitations for dependents?
Can I claim a nonchild relative as a dependent?
If I paid my way through cosmetology school, do I qualify for any credits?
How do I figure cost basis on the sale of stock that was a gift?
Can I claim my children for part of the year and let them claim themselves for the rest of the year?
What job-hunting expenses can I deduct?
If I had passive-activity losses from rental real estate, can I deduct them this year?
If I'm paying child support for my children but they don't live with me, can I claim them as dependents?
Can I deduct Lasik eye surgery as a medical expense?
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 forgot to enter some of my income on a return I already filed, how do I correct my return?
Will the IRS directly deposit my refund on an exact day based on when I file?
Can I deduct HOA fees for my rental condo?
If I worked odd jobs and have dependent children, how can I get a refund?
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?
If my child made $5,000 last year, does he have to file?
Can I claim expired stock options as a loss?
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?
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?
What's a Schedule C?
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?
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?
When do wash-sale rules apply?
Can I deduct payments to a financial advisor?
If my children received student loans and scholarships, can I claim an education credit for their college tuition?
If my spouse and I file separate returns, does the person who claims the child also get to claim all expenses for that child?
If my parents gave me rental property as a gift, how do I report income and expenses for the property?
I'm an ordained minister not currently associated with a church. Can I still claim I'm a clergy member for EIC purposes?
My spouse and I file married filing separately and itemize our deductions. How do we split our charitable donations?
How long do I have to be in school to be considered a student for the education credits?
If I received a lump-sum distribution from my former employer, how can I avoid the 10% penalty?
If my only income was a lump-sum early withdrawal of my 401(k) plan and SSDI, do I have to file?
How long does a person have to live with you before you can claim that person as a dependent?
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?
Can I claim my new pellet stove for an energy credit?
I receive a foreign pension and don't have an employer identification number (EIN). How do I report my income?
If I withdrew Roth IRA funds of amounts I contributed four years ago, why am I charged a penalty?
How do I know if a capital loss or gain is short- or long-term?
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?
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?
Is my entire mortgage insurance premium deductible?
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?
How many college credit hours do I need to claim the American Opportunity Credit?
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?
If my company terminated me, do I need to pay the 10% penalty on my employer retirement plan withdrawal?
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?
After I file for an extension, how much time do I have to file my return?
Do I need my babysitter to give me a record of everything I paid her?
How do I report a Form 1099-MISC with an amount in Box 3?
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?
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?
If I'm required to have a cell phone for my job, can I deduct the business use of it?
Where do I enter the SSN and name of a contract laborer I paid?
Should I report all information from the Form 1098-T I received from my university?
If I filed bankruptcy last year, will I lose my refund?
If I used my Internet service for both business and personal purposes, can I deduct it?
Can I claim the child tax credit and the Earned Income Credit (EIC)?
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?
Do donations to schools count as charitable donations?
Can I deduct my child's Catholic school tuition?
Can I deduct my state sales tax?
Can I deduct my expenses for going to my job each day?
If my child who's in college turned 24 on Dec. 31, is he still a qualifying child for the EIC?
What proof do I need to document my medical expenses?
Can I deduct medical expenses if I used a credit card or got a loan to pay them?
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?
How do I file for a New York state extension?
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 I own stock -- personally and in a 401(k) -- that's now worthless, can I claim a loss for both?
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?
If I'm self-employed, how do I create a W-2 for myself?
What qualifies as a second home?
How do I deduct mileage when I'm an employee?
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?
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?
If I'm under age 59, is my military pension taxed at a higher rate?
If I have more than three children, can I claim all of them for the EIC?
I took time off without pay to participate in a charitable activity. Can I claim my lost wages as a charitable donation?
If I didn't file a return last year, what should I do?
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?
What types of organizations qualify to receive deductible charitable donations?
Our home was burglarized, and our insurance didn't cover everything stolen. Can we deduct the difference?
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 lost everything due to a natural disaster in a presidentially declared disaster area. How do I claim the gain or loss?
Can I deduct gambling losses?
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?
My child received student loans. Are the loans included in my income limitation to claim him as a dependent?
Can I deduct prepaid mortgage interest and real estate taxes?
Should I itemize or use the standard deduction?
Can I make changes to an extension?
If I'm a college student who's my parents' dependent, can I claim money I donated to a charity on my own return?
If my job requires me to take classes, can I claim an education credit?
If I took continuing education courses from a college that doesn't send out a Form 1098-T, how can I deduct my tuition?
Will the IRS deduct any liens from my refund and then send me the remainder?
How much do I have to make by selling products at home parties or from catalogs before it's mandatory to file taxes?
Can I claim tuition I pay to an online college as an educational expense?
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?
What's the difference between interest and dividends on regular checking and savings accounts?
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?
Can I file an extension so I have more time to raise money for the taxes I owe?
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?
I'm a contractor in a combat zone overseas. Will I have to pay taxes on my income?
How do I know if I have enough medical expenses to claim a deduction?
If I have lottery winnings, will it affect my eligibility for the EIC?
Can I claim farm animals or pets as dependents?
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?
I'm a military civilian employee. If my W-2 has incorrect information on it, what should I do?
Can I deduct the cost of building a garage to house business equipment?
What credits are available for college students?
How can I find out if energy-efficient items I bought for my home qualify for energy credits?
If I sold my rental home, can I write off the real estate agent's commissions?
If my wife died, can I contribute to our spousal IRA in my name or on her behalf?
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?
Is the money my parents gave our children taxable to us?
I’m filing an extension but don’t know my balance due yet. Do I pay the estimated federal tax or the estimated AMT?
How much of my freelance income should I put aside for taxes?
Do I have to itemize to claim charitable contributions?
If I file for an extension online, can I also pay my taxes online?
When can I use the qualifying widow(er) filing status?
If I'm seeking an associate's degree, can I claim the education credits?
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?
I underwent treatment for cancer and diabetes. Can I deduct the cost of over-the-counter medicine related to treatment?
If I bought a vehicle, can I deduct the sales tax?
What's federal income tax withheld?
My partnership Schedule K-1 shows a small amount for nondeductible expenses. Do I report this on my personal return?
Are fees or mortgage interest on a reverse mortgage deductible?
Do I need to report sick pay?
If I live in one state and earn income in another, how do I report my income?
If I file as head of household, can I claim the EIC?
Can I claim an energy credit for renovations I did to my manufactured home?
If I'm taking care of someone's children while that person is in prison, can I claim the children as dependents?
Can I depreciate equipment I bought this year for a business I won't start until next year?
What's the deadline for an amended return?
Is money I made on inherited stock considered a long-term capital gain?
My income was higher than my parents' income. Can I claim my siblings as dependents?
Can I deduct the prepayment penalty I received from paying off my mortgage early?
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?
Can I claim myself as a dependent?
Can I deduct contributions to a child's college account?
When I file for an extension, what should I count as my tax payments?
My home of record isn’t where I’m currently stationed. How do I file my state returns?
What's the maximum yearly contribution I can make to a health savings account (HSA)?
Can I claim my daughter's significant other and his child as dependents?
I withdrew money from my IRA for education expenses. How can I eliminate the penalty?
If I sold rental property in a short sale and received a Form 1099-S, how do I report it on my return?
Can I claim a refund for excess FICA withholding reported on my W-2?
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?
How much do I have to earn to claim the additional child tax credit?
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?
Does my federal Form 8379: Injured Spouse Allocation apply to my state return as well?
If I received a CP2000 letter from the IRS after I e-filed, will this stop or delay my refund?
If I work nights, can I deduct the home-security system I bought to protect my family?
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?
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?
Can I deduct my down payment on a home?
I received a Form 1098-T after I filed my return. Do I need to amend my return?
What's a Section 125 cafeteria plan?
If I'm required to have a horse for my job, can I claim expenses for my horse?
If I'm self-employed, can I deduct COBRA payments for the self-employed health insurance deduction?
If I send money to an inmate, can I claim that person as a dependent?
After I filed my return, I learned that I used the wrong filing status. Should I amend my return?
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?
If I claim 0 dependents on my W-4, can I claim as many dependents as I actually have on my return?
What are the qualifications for resident aliens for tax purposes?
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?
I separated from my spouse in 2014. Do I qualify to file as head of household?
I received an incorrect Form 1099. The company that issued it is no longer in business. How do I get a corrected 1099?
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?
Which medical expenses can I deduct?
If I had a part-time job in addition to my regular full-time job, how do I report the extra income?
How do I claim a per diem for overnight trips I took for my job if I wasn't reimbursed?
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?
If I claim the standard deduction, should I also report my itemized expenses and donations?
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'm a full-time graduate student. What education credits and deductions can I claim?
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?
I need to file a prior-year state return, but I can't find my prior-year W-2. What should I do?
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?
Can I deduct Medicare premiums?
Can I deduct my donations to a trust fund set up for a needy family?
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?
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?
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?
Do I have to report my Form 1099-LTC income?
How do I report prize money?
Do I have to claim all of my disability income?
If I take early withdrawals from my Roth IRA to pay higher-education expenses, will I pay a penalty?
What are the qualifications for the additional EIC?
My only income is from cleaning houses, and I didn't get a W-2 or a 1099. How do I file my taxes?
If my employer didn't withhold enough federal tax, how will my taxes be affected?
Is a 401(k) the same as a traditional IRA?
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?
If the student loan I received is more than my tuition, do I have to report the excess amount?
Can I amend my return online?
If I pay dependent care expenses for a disabled adult dependent, can I claim the child and dependent care credit?
Is it better for me to report my mortgage interest when I report my home office expenses or when I report deductions?
Will I pay a penalty for receiving my retirement pension before age 59 1/2?
If I sold a home that I rent out, will I have to pay capital gains on the sale?
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?
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?
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?
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?
Are real estate taxes the same as property taxes?
If I sold shares of restricted employee stock on different dates, how do I report the sales on my state and federal returns?
Is a SIMPLE IRA the same as a traditional IRA?
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?
If I relocated for a new job, can I deduct moving expenses?
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 I received a federal tax refund last year, do I have to report it as income this year?
If I received too much in unemployment benefits and have to repay the overpayment, do I have to claim my unemployment?
What are the qualifications for the child and dependent care credit?
If I was the victim of a Ponzi scheme, can I deduct my loss?
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?
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?
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 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?
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?
I set up an installment plan to pay my federal taxes. Is there a penalty if I pay off my debt early?
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?
Can I deduct medical expenses I paid with money from an HSA account?
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?
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?
If my home was foreclosed and I received a Form 1099-A, how do I report it?
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?
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?
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'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 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?
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 claim medical expenses I paid for a parent who lives outside of the United States?
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?
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 my contributions to a 529 account?
Can I deduct the premiums I paid through my employer for short-term disability insurance?
Can I deduct my health care premiums?
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?
I do construction work and buy paint and materials for the jobs I perform. Should I deduct these items as supplies or expenses?
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?
My disabled adult child received a W-2 for income he earned. Can I report his income on my return?
How do I request innocent spouse relief?
I missed putting a prior-year item on my return last year. Can I put it on my return for this year?
Who can I claim as a dependent?
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?
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?
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?
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 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?
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?
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?
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?
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 give my adult child money each month to support herself and her children. Is this a tax-deductible gift?
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?
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?
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?
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?
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?

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