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Parents can cut taxes with child-related credits

Are you a parent? Give yourself some credit – a child-related tax credit, that is. Here are two that can reduce your 2013 federal income tax liability. Child tax credit. The child tax credit applies if your dependent children were … Continue reading

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Supporting a parent could cut your taxes

If you provided more than half a parent’s support in 2013, you may be entitled to a $3,900 dependency exemption. If other family members helped to provide support, you can use a “multiple support agreement” to decide who gets the … Continue reading

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Dependents: What are the tax rules?

Most taxpayers believe that a “dependent” is a minor child that lives with them. While that is essentially correct, dependents can include parents, other relatives and nonrelatives, and even children who don’t live with you. There is really much more … Continue reading

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