5 Things Divorced Parents Need to Know Before the Next Tax Season

5 Things Divorced Parents Need to Know Before the Next Tax Season by Susan Moussi

{4:20 minutes to read}  As spouses finalize their divorces, agreements are usually reached as to how the parents will account for their child on their separate individual income tax returns.

Here are five things you need to know about child-related deductions and tax credits:

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Don’t Be a Victim of Tax-Related Identity Theft

Don’t Be a Victim of Tax-Related Identity Theft by Susan Moussi

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During the last tax season, I had several clients – even in my very small tax practice – experience a new twist in tax-related identity theft.

Clients received notices from the IRS thanking them for filing their 2014 tax return, although we had not yet even filed one. Someone else used their stolen Social Security number to file a tax return and claim a fraudulent refund. The thieves used stolen Social Security numbers and even stolen Employer Identification Numbers (EIN) from a business to create false W2 forms to support the false claims.

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