- You have shared custody of your children -This is a big one that most parents tend to forget. If you have shared custody of your children, you may not be able to claim them on your tax refund if your ex had them for most of the year. Not to mention, you never know when an ex may claim a kiddo even if they are not suppose to.
- You didn't realize there's that new health insurance law -Yes, the president was serious when he said you must carry insurance or you will be penalized for it when income tax comes to town. And even if you didn't forget, Uncle Sam doesn't care who you are, you will still pay a hefty fee for not having insurance.
- You claimed more dependents than you had -Sure you get more money during the rest of the year, but you will owe the IRS when filing taxes if you don't claim zero at the beginning of the year.
Joy Smith also known as The Insane Writer, is the author of the Sci-Fi novel, The Generation. You can email her at firstname.lastname@example.org She can also be found on Twitter @theinsanewriter.