Are You Liable for Your Spouse's Taxes

* If you do your taxes yourself, your computer should have encryption software. Never use public (non-secure) Wi-Fi for any tax related transactions; cyber thieves could “see” your data transmissions.

Knowing in June that you are going to owe $20,000 of tax the following April can actually be a great tax planning tool. Having this information can be extremely powerful!

If your agreement states that you must continue to pay the amount after the death of the recipient spouse, neither the payments made before or after the spouse's death are considered alimony.

Age test – At the end of 2009, the child must have been under age 19, a full-time student under age 24, younger than the EITC-claiming taxpayer or any age if permanently and totally disabled at anytime during 2009.

9. You will need to provide your full mailing address and you will have to mark whether you own or rent. Your mortgage holder will send you the paperwork.

You must consider different options. Explore all different options you have. Must consider the range and the place from where the tax service provider will come to you. It is highly recommended that you should choose the one who is available all the time throughout the year and has time for you whenever you ask. The closer the provider, the better it is.

A lot of people view the beginning of the year as a good opportunity to get a financial boost. But not everyone who files around this time actually gets a refund. In fact, for some people, they will discover that they actually owe the government rather than being owed. However, for most people who fall into the simple category mentioned above, a refund is virtually guaranteed. Only individuals who own property, are independent contractors, or otherwise have a complex situation are likely to owe.

One of the main reasons for this growth is the electronic filing system. This system allows for you to directly file your taxes with the government which means that you can receive your refund within days. On top of this undeniable speed, the whole process can make filing your taxes drastically easier to understand.

• Your business duties require you to be away from the general area of your tax home substantially longer than an ordinary day's work. Generally, your tax home is the general area of your regular place of business, regardless of where you maintain your family home.

Innocent Spouse Relief. Innocent Spouse Relief provides you with relief from additional tax you may owe due to the former spouse reporting income improperly, failing to report income or claiming improper deductions or credits on the income tax return. To qualify for Innocent Spouse Relief, you must meet all the three conditions described below: