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Dependent Care FSA prepayment in the same year?

My child's care is $1,900 a month. If I sign up for a Dependent Care FSA, I'm told that the funds are immediately available for use in the coverage year. Can you pay on January 1 2024, the full $5,000 ...
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Tax treatment for minor with Roth IRA and ex-spouse

I want to open a custodial Roth IRA for my 16 year old that has some earned income. As I understand I'll need to prove that contributions aren't exceeding a maximum, which I imagine is just some tax ...
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Unmarried couple, DCFSA without claiming the child?

We are an unmarried couple with a young toddler living in an extended household - filing separate tax returns. The child can qualify as a dependent for either of us since we both live with him ...
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What is the impact of IRS Form 8332 on filing status?

Assuming a US person has one dependent child, is filing as Head-of-Household and an income over the limit for claiming any child credit. Supposedly, he could use IRS Form-8332 for transferring the ...
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Will the IRS seize My refund if my dependant has child support arrears?

My adult son is now disabled and lives with me. His child support is in arrears, but half of his SSDI is garnished for child support. Will the IRS take my refund if I claim him as a dependent?
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How many years to go back and file an amended return re shared custody situation [closed]

Similar to but different from Amendment After 3 Years That Increases the Tax Two parents have a bunch of disagreements which they will hopefully be addressing soon via mediation. Mother (M) lives out ...
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What is sufficient evidence for Dependent Care Account reimbursement?

I'm attempting to submit a claim for my Dependent Care Account. The expenses are the salary for my infant daughter's nanny. I uploaded the pay stubs I got from the payroll company I use. However, ...
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Is it correct for employer to not take out federal taxes with 2 dependents?

My wife and I each make $50k in the USA at the same employer. I noticed on her pay stubs the line for federal taxes said "$0", while mine is closer to $70, so we contacted her employer. They ...
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Does Parental Support For Child In College Become Gifts When Child Files Independently?

Suppose the Child in College pays 55% of her Support with her own funds. Then Child cannot be claimed as a dependent on Parents' return. So would the 45% of the her Support paid by Parents, less ...
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If someone could claim me as a dependent, but they will not, am I required to check the "Someone can claim me..." box on my 1040?

Let's say that an adult is living with his parents. He meets all of the tests for being a dependent of his parents. Now let's say that he wants to file a tax return and claim the Recovery Rebate ...
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Do I get a tax credit for my dependent’s short term capital loss?

My father is not working and is my dependent. I have him $5,000 cash as a gift in 2020. He “invested” it in stock market (bought an option for something), and lost it all. If he had any income, then ...
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How does one spouse being highly compensated affect family FSA limits?

If one spouse is considered a Highly Compensated Employee (HCE) (and has dependent care FSA contributions capped), and the other spouse (who works at a different company) is not, is the dependent care ...
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Dependent Care FSA Payment - Bill Before End of Plan, Due Date After Plan Year Ends

My Dependent Care FSA plan year ends on 3/31/21. The plan says the last day to incur expenses is 3/31/21 and the last day to submit requests is 6/30/21. If I get a bill sent to me before 3/31/21 with ...
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Dependent in 2019 and 2020 but not in 2018. Stimulus received. Does it have to be returned

An individidual was not a dependent in 2018. She is in 2019 and 2020, but she received her stimulus funds before 2019 taxes were filed. Is she required to return the funds?
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1st stimulus check

I was wrongfully claimed as a dependent in 2018. In 2019, I filed my taxes as head of household on 4/7/20. I received my refund exactly 8 days later and according to the IRS website my 2019 tax return ...
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Can I specify non-resident alien children as dependents?

I am a US citizen living outside of the US. Neither my wife nor my children is a US citizen, nor do they have SSNs. Am I allowed to list them as dependents? May I file as head-of-household, ...
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Stimulus and adult parental dependent claimed for 2019 [duplicate]

Can I amend my 2019 return to remove my parent as a dependent so they can get stimulus check? I know that it says that if an adult "can" be claimed as a dependent than they aren't eligible but how ...
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I put that someone could claim me as a dependent on accident but no one will/did claim me as one

I did my taxes on turbo tax and didn’t realize that I put that someone could claim me. No one actually claimed me. Will I still qualify for a stimulus check?
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My parents did not claim me as a dependent but I marked the box on my return saying they did. How does this affect my stimulus?

I'm a working 20 year old living at home with my parents and I thought my parents were going to claim me as a dependent so I marked the box saying I am a dependent. My parents did not claim me and I ...
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Should I remove Adult Dependent from my 2019 tax return so they will receive a COVID Stimulus Check?

On my 2019 Tax Return I claimed my 28 year old girlfriend as a dependent. This makes her ineligible to receive a COVID Stimulus Check. My return was already accepted and I have already received my ...
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As an H1B visa holder, can I claim my H4 children as dependents on 1040NR or 1040?

I live in the United States (Florida) since September 2019. I'm married and have four children. I'm on H1B, my wife and kids are on H4. I have an SSN, they don't. My wife does not have any US income....
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1099-MISC for dependent

My 16-yo (dependent in my returns) won a science fair competition in May 2019 and received a check for $2000. Last week we received a 1099-MISC with that amount in Box 3. How should I handle filing ...
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Should F2 spouse file 8843?

I have been in the US since 2016 under F1 student visa with my spouse who has F2 visa. Since I am still a non resident alien, I have been filing under single status. However, I learned that my spouse ...
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Can a dependent keep COBRA as secondary insurance as well as an (inferior) new employment group insurance?

Details: The COBRA is for an awesome PPO insurance. Primary subscriber is about to start a new job. Both my child and I are dependents facing high medical and prescription costs in the next few months,...
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Does Dependent Care FSA limit reset if I change jobs?

Let's say I have contributed and used $5,000 in 2018 for my dependent care FSA. Late in the year, I get a new job. Can I contribute to the new account for 2018? According to Zenefit, the healthcare ...
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Do my partner and son need an SSN to be dependents on my taxes?

My wife and son do not yet have their SSNs. My wife is a citizen of the UK and my son (3 yrs old in August) was born in the UK. I'm a U.S. citizen. Why they do not yet have their SSNs is a discussion ...
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Tax income dependents kids for this year - non resident visa (TN)

This year I'm receiving less than the amount received last year for the income-tax federal refund. I used creditkarma and I'm using it again. For the last year's tax income, we added +1 dependent and ...
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H1B Status, married with 2 kids( US born), can i include them as Dependents if they stays with me less then 180 days?

I am on H1B visa status and saying in USA from last 5+ year. My wife staying with in usa from last 3+ years and i have two kids US born. Current year my wife and kids went to out of country more than ...
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Dependent Care FSA mid year election

We have a dependent care FSA in 2018 via my company sponsored plan and I contributed $5000 for 2018. My open enrollment started recently and I realized my company has put a limit on my contribution ...
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Why would the IRS ask for birth certificates or even audit a small tax return?

My daughter and her boyfriend live together, and he is the sole earner in the home. They each have a kid plus 1 together. H&R Block told them that he didn't make enough to do his return and now ...
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Dependent filing taxes as Head of Household

Just wanted to know what would happen if my biological father filed taxes with himself as the head of household and me as a dependent and I file the taxes as the head of household with no dependents. ...
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Claiming a Parent as a Dependent

From this, it states Paying more than half of your parent’s household expenses means you are eligible to claim your parent as a dependent. From Form 2441, I'm assuming you send in receipts or bank ...
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What is the income limit for a qualifying relative dependent? [duplicate]

My younger sister is 28 years old. She lives in my house and I pay for more than 50% of her expenses (food, clothing... everything). Her income in 2018 was $7,000 for the year. She is a waitress. ...
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Better if parents claim me as a dependent or I get the education credits?

Which route would offer more tax credits for the family? I claim $10k+ of education expenses and receive credit by filing as parents can claim me but won't. My parents claim me as a dependent and ...
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If I claim my parent on taxes does that make me responsible for their past debts?

I have supported my parent for most of the year and paid for everything. Housing/food/transportation and other things. So I want to claim them on my taxes. My concern is this: They have a large ...
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Home improvement loan for dependent support worksheet

My mom had to finance HVAC replacement in a condo we purchased together, but she is the permanent resident, as I live in another state. She receives SSD payments. For the dependency support worksheet,...
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Does a dependent 19 year old have to file taxes?

I'm a 19 yr old, and my parents file me as a dependent under their married-filing-jointly tax return. Lately, I've done a couple small mystery shopper task from 3 different companies. The total adds ...
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Dependent Care FSA versus Childcare Tax Credit

I have a two week old newborn. In reviewing my employer's benefits within the 30 day life event window, I have noticed we have a Dependent Care FSA, which seems an exciting benefit that I was not ...
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Am I a dependent or can I claim an exemption for myself?

I am a university student who is currently working on filing my 2017 federal income taxes. My parents can no longer claim me as a dependent because they did not support me over 50% in 2017. However, ...
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I have sole custody of my kids, can my spouse claim them as dependents on their taxes?

I have sole custody of my four kids and the father says he has rights to claim the kids on taxes. He only gets social security. Is this true?
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Can I claim my child before birth?

I have a child on the way, planning to be born around October. I heard that if the kid is born before the end of the year then you get the benefit for the whole year. Is this true? Could I claim the ...
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Adjusting tax withholdings to reduce refund

I apologize if I am simplifying or not understanding this correct so bare with me. I am getting a decent amount of money back around tax time as a refund and I would like to see more of that money ...
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Sole financial support for kids, but don't have the custody. Can I claim the tax credit?

I have a family member that has two kids in Puerto Rico; which is part of the US. However in PR they don't pay Federal taxes they just fill out the 1040PR to pay for social security. This family ...
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Affording Daycare for first child

My wife and I are expecting our first child later this year and I have been budgeting to see what we can afford for child care. It looks like the average cost of childcare is ~$1000-$1200/month. This ...
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Claiming Significant Other as Dependent

Ultimately, I'm trying to find out whether I'm able to claim my significant other as a dependent for 2017. I've traversed the Internet and found quite a bit on this topic, but I am still left with ...
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What's my tax situation if I earned $20k, age 22, and live with parents?

I'm a bit confused about what to expect when I file tax returns. I heard my parents can't claim me as a dependent because I earned more than $6k for the year. What's the situation if I live with them ...
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Dependent Care FSA: What if my spouse is a full-time student AND works?

I work full-time. My employer provides access to a dependent care FSA. My wife goes to school full time and as a result we have dependent care expenses for two eligible dependents. She also works part ...
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How do I treat my taxes for a partially dependent parent?

I'm in a situation where I'm making a good income, but my parent does not make enough money to float the taxes and living expenses. Usually she pays 0 taxes. (Her only income is Social Security and ...
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How can I cash a money order made to my baby?

We just recently had a baby and gifts have been filtering in. An elderly aunt of mine sent us a somewhat large money order of a few hundred dollars, but addressed it to our child. I was reviewing the ...
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Mother in law expenses - living with us

My mother in law will be coming here soon from her home country. She is not going to be coming through the united nations, she is simply going to be here on a US Visa - based on a process my wife ...
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