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I am wondering if something is pending from the IRS. My

I am wondering if something is pending from the IRS. My transcripts show file processed on feb 13, 2017( was jan 17 but had to wait feb 15). Then they pre dated code 570 with a date of 3-6-17 reason of additional account action pending. It has been this way for a few days. My mail gets stolen often as my paycheck just did and i cant get ahold of the IRS. So i was wondering if i should be ready for questioning( which is fine)JA: The Accountant will know how to help. Is there anything else the Accountant should be aware of?Customer: Not that i can think of. The IRS has not amended anything on the transcript at all.

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Lane

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Doctoral Degree

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I am trying to complete a 1040 ez form, single person. I

I am trying to complete a 1040 ez form, single person. I can't figure out line 10? My 8a (EIC) is stated as zero.JA: The Accountant will know how to help. Please tell me more, so we can help you best.Customer: I am trying to complete a 1040 ez form, single person. I can't figure out line 10? My 8a (EIC) is stated as zero.JA: Is there anything else the Accountant should be aware of?Customer: no.

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Robin D.

Vocational, Technical or Trade School

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Why can't the non custodial parent claim earned income

Why can't the non custodial parent claim earned income credit when he has been given permission form 8332 to claim the children as a dependent and the requirement is also must live over half the year with the parent that claims them, when the custodial parent has not earned income to file.JA: The Accountant will know how to help. Is there anything else important you think the Accountant should know?Customer: The non custodial parent pays child support for his daughters.

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Robin D.

Vocational, Technical or Trade School

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What is required to receive earned income credit? I have 5

what is required to receive earned income credit?JA: The Accountant will know how to help. Please tell me more, so we can help you best.Customer: I have 5 children and i was told i may only be able to receive credit for 2 of them.JA: Is there anything else important you think the Accountant should know?Customer: i have one son in college and he has my mothers address, but DMV has his correct address. do i need proof of his address?

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Robin D.

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My tax software says that if I file as single and do not

My tax software says that if I file as single and do not claim my children as dependents (since they are claimed by my boyfriend) I can still file for the EIC/Child Care credit: "If you're the parent who had custody of your child for the greater part of the year, then you can claim the Earned Income Credit or Child and Dependent Care Credit even if your divorce decree allows your ex-spouse to claim your child as a dependent or if you're allowing your ex-spouse to claim your child as a dependent." But the IRS rejected my return because it said they are already claimed by my boyfriend. So why did it tell me in the first place that I can file them as non-dependents?? Only one of us can take the EIC/Child Care credit, correct?

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Robin D.

Vocational, Technical or Trade School

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This is more of a tax question. My ex daughter-in-law and

This is more of a tax question. My ex daughter-in-law and granddaughter live with me and my wife and have been for 2.5 years. She works and pays for her own food. I think she has some food stamps. We pay for the childs daycare in full and have been for 3 years. We pay for a lot of her clothing and some of the food. We do not require my ex daughter-in-law to pay us anything for room and board. For about 2 years of that time, we provided all of the little girls transportation while her mother had a bus card. I have never applied for child-care credits as we are not the legal guardians. The father is in jail and is out of the picture. Can she apply for child care credits as she really hasn't paid anything for that? Can she claim her as a deduction even though she has provided about only 20% of her support?

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Mark Taylor

Certified Public Accountant

Masters

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My daughter is 18 and a freshman in college this year. Her

My daughter is 18 and a freshman in college this year. Her father and I are divorced. She has lived solely with me since 2015 and he pays $0 for her or her needs. Our divorce papers do not say anything about what happens once our children turn 18 but they do say that we will rotate claiming the children each year. This would technically be his year to claim her. I pay for everything (car, phone, college and associated expenses, health insurance, etc.). He has indicated that he plans to claim her this year based upon our divorce agreement. Based upon the information I provided, do you see any reason that I should not be able to claim her? And, does she have the right to say who can claim her?

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Lev

Retired

Bachelor's Degree Equivalent

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I just figured out I overpayed taxes on my 2011 and 2012

I just figured out I overpayed taxes on my 2011 and 2012 taxes because I qualified for the earned income credit but filed single instead of head of household even though I had qualified dependents. I was very ill those years and just made a mistake when filing. I know I'm past the 3 year deadline but is there anyway I can file 1040x amended returns on those yearsJA: The Expert will know what to do. Is there anything else the Expert should be aware of?Customer: Nope

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emc011075

Tax advisor and Enrolled Agent

Bachelor's Degree

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My husband and I are both disabled and we have 2

Hello,JA: Hi. What seems to be the problem?Customer: Hi, My husband and I are both disabled and we have 2 grandchildren that live with us all the time. Can we get the child earned income for them?JA: The Accountant will know how to help. Please tell me more, so we can help you best.Customer: My daughter can't take care of them. but we don't have custody of them. My husband and I just collect Social Security Benefits. They are both students.JA: Is there anything else important you think the Accountant should know?Customer: We pay for all their expenses. The Father is to pay child support, but he doesn't.

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Robin D.

Vocational, Technical or Trade School

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