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Apr 2, 2014 12:01PM on Smart TaxesBy MSN Money staff

It costs an arm and a leg -- and sometimes another arm -- to raise a child. These tax breaks can help you recoup some of that money you spent on diapers.

Mar 26, 2014 5:47PM on Smart TaxesBy Money Staff

Got an urge to cut corners on your tax returns? Your accountant probably isn't going to play ball.

Mar 13, 2014 11:49AM on Smart TaxesBy Money Staff

Despite the marriage bonus most couples see at tax time, some upper- and lower-income people pay more taxes because they're married. Here's why.

Apr 23, 2013 11:32AM on Smart TaxesBy MSN Money Partner

Some families that aren't required to file tax returns because of low incomes might want to file anyway to collect the earned income tax credit. It's not too late.

Mar 28, 2013 12:20PM on Smart TaxesBy MSN Money Partner

Working parents can save on their taxes through the child-care tax credit or by using a flexible spending account. Do the math to see which works better for you.

Mar 20, 2013 12:36PM on Smart TaxesBy MSN Money Partner

If you got married or divorced, took in an elderly parent, lost your job or adopted a child, you may need to adjust your tax planning.

Feb 28, 2013 4:33PM on Smart TaxesBy MSN Money Partner

After paying expenses for your children all year, be sure to claim all the tax deductions and credits to which you're entitled.

Feb 15, 2013 11:35AM on Smart TaxesBy MSN Money Partner

Parents and guardians can get a $1,000 tax credit per child if they meet income requirements. Some can even get additional credit.

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