Submitted By: Richard
Answered: June 10, 2014 8:30 am

Will filing separately as a married person impede my ability to take low-income housing credits?

Married persons who file separately are barred from claiming certain tax credits, such as the adoption credit or education credits. However, there is no such bar for the low-income housing credit.

Tax Glossary

Individual retirement account (IRA)

A retirement account to which up to $4,000 (or $5,000 if you are 50 or over) may be contributed for 2007, but deductions for the contribution are restricted if you are covered by a company retirement plan. Earnings accumulate tax free.

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