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Avoid These 5 Common Tax Filing Mistakes That Can Get You in Tax Trouble

Whether you file the simple 1040EZ or a complex 1040 and a raft of schedules, making a mistake on your tax form could lead to big tax trouble. Something as simple as a math error or unsigned form could invite…

October 09, 2020

Alimony not Deductible Unless it Meets all Requirements Under the Law

On his tax return for 2011, Michael Muniz deducted $45,000 as alimony paid to his ex-wife.  The IRS subsequently audited Muniz’ tax return and disallowed the deduction, finding that the payment did not qualify as deductible alimony. Muniz filed suit…

November 16, 2016

Tax Court Denies Equitable Innocent Spouse Relief

In a recent Tax Court case, the Court ruled in favor of the IRS and denied the taxpayer’s wife’s claim for equitable innocent spouse relief. The taxpayer and her ex-husband filed tax returns listing unpaid liability that was not paid…

January 06, 2015

Non-Custodial Parent Not Entitled to a Dependency Exemption For Their Child

In a recent Tax Court case, the Court held that a non-custodial parent was not entitled to claim a dependency exemption deduction for the child on their tax return because the custodial-parent had not signed the final judgment relinquishing her…

November 13, 2014

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