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Alimony and the IRS

If you pay alimony as part of a divorce or separation agreement, you need to know how it will affect your taxes. In order for payments to be considered alimony, they must meet seven requirements: You can’t file a joint return with your former partner You pay via cash, check, or money order The payment […]

Are you wondering if you should take the standard deduction? If you’re single, you’re looking at $6,200. Married couples at twice that amount. Maybe you’re considering itemizing your deductions to get a bigger tax return. If you are, remember that you’ll need to have your receipts for all medical, tax, charitable contributions and other expenses. […]