How to Prevent Unexpected Tax Problems After a Divorce

Adjusting to life after divorce has its own challenges. Adjusting to life after divorce when tax problems arise can make things even more difficult. However, there are things that can be done to avoid potentially costly tax problems—even after the Tulsa County Family Court has separated a married couple’s financial lives.

Important Things to Know

After a divorce, an individual will likely be filing separate tax returns from his former spouse. However, it is important to know the following:

  • Who is claiming the child as a dependent. The parent who is allowed to claim the child as a dependent for tax purposes is clearly spelled out in the divorce paperwork.
  • The tax implications of child support and alimony. Child support and alimony may be necessary, but there are tax implications. It is important to make sure that these items accurately reported and reflected in a parent’s tax returns.
  • How to get help for a tax problem. A person with tax problems does not need to handle them on his own. An experienced tax attorney may be able to help.

You Can Help Someone Facing Tax Problems After a Divorce

You might not be an accountant or a tax lawyer. However, you can help a friend or relative who may be facing tax problems after a divorce. Specifically, you can share this blog post on Facebook or Twitter and you can encourage your friend or relative to read our FREE book, The Ultimate Survival Guide for IRS Problems.

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