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For Single Parents, the Stimulus Payment May Cause Confusion—Here's What You Need to Know

In many shared custody arrangements, co-parents agree to claim children as dependents in alternating tax years. Stimulus payments have thrown a wrench into this practice. Here's what experts say single parents should pay attention to.

How to Do Your Taxes if You Share Custody of Your Kids

The IRS doesn't make much simple when it comes to doing taxes. But for divorced or legally separated parents, our guide will help cut the confusion around how to decide who can claim the kids as dependents.

4 Tax Credits That Can Save Parents Big Money

Your kids might get you a little extra pocket change come tax refund time. Here’s what parents need to know about the 2021 Child Tax Credit, plus three other credits that could help you save.

Can You Claim a Newborn on Your Taxes?

Having a baby changes everything—including your taxes. Here's what new parents need know when getting your paperwork together for tax season.

5 Things to Know About Filing Your Family's Taxes in 2020

When? How? What? Here's what you need to know before tax day, which has been moved to July 15 due to the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19).

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Why I Support a Soda Tax

Soda is lousy for us—and we should all be drinking less. A soda tax is just smart.

6 Key Tax Tips for New Parents

When you're a new parent, everything is overwhelming -- from figuring out how take care of your new baby to figuring out how to file your taxes with the new household addition. Luckily, here's a cheat sheet on what you should know when getting your paperwork together for tax season.