When you're no longer on your own as a single taxpayer, your family tax return will naturally be a bit more complicated. But that's usually a good thing, because it probably means you'll owe less tax.
It all starts with who's actually on the return. If you’re doing your taxes with Tax Office & Associates™, make sure to get everyone present and accounted for by providing:
Who Can You Claim as a Dependent?
Claiming a Parent as a Dependent
Claiming a Child When You’re Divorced or Separated
Next you’ll want to take advantage of any special credits that you’re eligible for. We cover some of the biggest ones here:
Child Tax Credits
Child and Dependent Care Credit
Family life has lots of wrinkles – special situations where you’re just not like most families. Thankfully, you have options and tax breaks that can help a lot.