Don’t Let a Divorce be More Taxing Than Necessary

If you are getting a divorce or are already divorced, read on for tax tips. If you’re going through a divorce, taxes may be the last thing on your mind. But divorce involves many potential tax traps and pitfalls. Here are some things to know: Alimony and child support. Through 2018, alimony is taxable income to the person who receives it and deductible by the person who pays it, as long as it meets certain specific tax requirements. Child support is neither taxable nor deductible. A divorce agreement should clearly spell out the difference between alimony and child support. After 2018,
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Tips to Protect Yourself From Tax Scams

Read on to learn how to keep your identity safe! Too many people downplay the threat of identity theft because it hasn’t been witnessed or experienced firsthand. This false sense of security can leave you exposed, especially during tax season. Here are some tips to keep your identity safe from scammers: Be naturally suspicious. Understand that there are people out there trying to get your information, and others willing to pay for it. With that knowledge, be suspicious of anyone asking for personal information — especially your Social Security number (SSN). Even when a known vendor asks for your SSN,
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