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If you have kids, you might qualify for either the Child Tax Credit or the Credit for Other Dependents (also known as the Family Tax Credit). While they’re similar, there are some differences in eligibility. Child Tax Credit Credit for Other Dependen... read more
For tax year 2018, you can qualify for Head of Household if you: Were unmarried as of December 31, 2018 and Paid more than half the cost to run your (or a qualifying parent's) home in 2018 (rent, mortgage, utilities, etc.) and Supported a qualifying ... read more
If you have kids, you might qualify for either the Child Tax Credit or the Credit for Other Dependents (also known as the Family Tax Credit). While they’re similar, there are some differences in eligibility. Child Tax Credit Credit for Other Dependen... read more
The $500 Credit for Other Dependents (aka “Family Tax Credit”) was signed into law as part of the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act and is in effect for tax years 2018 through 2025. The new credit allows taxpayers a credit for certain dependents that don't ... read more
The federal requirements for the Qualifying Widow(er) filing status changed for tax year 2018. On the state level, some states are following the federal guidelines and some are not. Federal taxes While you still need a child that meets certain qualif... read more
It’s very difficult to remove all information related to a former spouse from your return. Your best option is to start over by creating a new TurboTax account, and working through the program to enter your return in your name only. You can create a ... read more
When you start a new return in TurboTax, we'll ask for your name, occupation, state of residence, and so forth. The info you provide automatically becomes the first (primary) taxpayer on the return, just as it would if you were filing a return for on... read more
There's no reason to change the name order on a joint return filed with a deceased spouse. When you enter or review his or her info, just make sure you check Passed away before filing this return and enter the date of passing. Changing the name order... read more
If you're getting paid during your leave, yes. Otherwise, maternity or parental leave is not considered paid family leave if you're not getting paid. Related Information: What is Paid Family Leave (PFL)? Where do I report a 1099-G for unemployment or... read more
Generally, no. Sick pay is usually reserved for short, health-related absences, for example a cold or flu, staying home to care for a child who is normally in school, or recovering from minor outpatient or dental procedures. Paid Family Leave, on the... read more
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