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LisaM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-01-07 02:14 PM
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Do any tax breaks or benefits help out single women with no children and no property?
I just got an announcement of some new benefit at work. Did I bother reading it? NO. I am not married, I don't have kids, and I don't own a house. So I know full well that it's worthless to me.
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sutz12 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-01-07 02:15 PM
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1. Sure, if she makes $1 million plus this year.... nt
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LisaM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-01-07 02:28 PM
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8. Well in that case, she would probably own property
which takes her out of the mix.
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pitohui Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-01-07 02:16 PM
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2. no single childless men or women get no breaks in this society
it stinks but this is one of the reasons why singles often dominate the homeless scene, there really aren't any programs for them, it's all about the children, and if you don't breed, you are worthless apparently :-(
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On the Road Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-01-07 02:16 PM
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3. Would You be Looking for a Break
that would not apply to single men in the same sitation?
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RB TexLa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-01-07 02:17 PM
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4. You are probably right, remember everything is for hard working "families" no one cares about people
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Critters2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-01-07 02:18 PM
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5. I do the same thing. When I hear of new "benefits", I know
who they're for, and it ain't me.
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MemphisTiger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-01-07 02:21 PM
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6. Same as tax breaks for being a single male
NADA
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LisaM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-01-07 02:26 PM
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7. I agree that it's probably the same for single males
although all the single males I know are that way by choice, not so all the single women I know. There are some who choose to be single, but most of the single women I know (me included) would like to be married. Well, I do know a single male who is not that way by choice, but since he's in his 40s and only wants to date women in their 20s who don't want to date him, I don't really feel for him.
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ellenfl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-01-07 03:02 PM
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15. single men generally make more $ than single women.
Edited on Fri Jun-01-07 03:04 PM by ellenfl
when i was younger, the store i worked for hired my male counterpart for the store. they told me they were paying him more because he was a male and therefore head of the household. the guy WAS the head of a household . . . a gay household. single women have always been discriminated against.

i think, at the very least, that single people who must pay for their own health insurance premiums should be allowed to use pre-tax dollars to do so, regardless of the percentage of salary.

ellen fl
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LisaM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-01-07 03:08 PM
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16. Good point. And now we have no recourse if they do make more.
What a world.
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sinkingfeeling Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-01-07 02:28 PM
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9. Yeah, bring your mom to live with you and you can claim 'single head of household'. Could be a niece
or anyone you're supporting.
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bamacrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-01-07 02:31 PM
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10. You know what this administration calls single childless women?
Lesbians.
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blueworld Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-01-07 02:35 PM
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11. Do you drive a hybrid?
Aren't there energy tax credits for that which don't require you to itemize?

I'm no tax expert, but several people here have listed the only breaks I know of for singles, except perhaps education credits. Look at the back of the 1040 form where it lists credits, that's all I can suggest.

If you start a home business some of that may give you tax breaks. I hesitate to suggest that you check out www.irs.gov, but they may have some useful info for you there. Good luck. :hi:
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LisaM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-01-07 02:40 PM
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12. Can I AFFORD a hybrid? LOL.
Actually, we have a car but I usually ride the bus. Hybrids start out at 22K or so. I am unmarried, but I do have a partner (male) and we live together. We rent and drive a very fuel efficient car; we carpool and I take the bus. We don't leave much of a footprint.
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ellenfl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-01-07 02:59 PM
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13. in a word . . . no. never has been and apparently never will be. eom
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RebelOne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-01-07 03:02 PM
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14. As far as I know there aren't any tax breaks
for single, childless women. My kids are grown, I'm single and I only own a mobile home. The only tax break I get at the end of the year is if I make improvements on my house.
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rasputin1952 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-01-07 03:25 PM
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17. Actually, depending on how much you make, you may be able
to take an EIC as a single.

Anything you put out for medical expenses or a Medical Account are before taxes.

There is also some tax relief for incurred medical expenses not covered, and if you use your vehicle FOR work, but not just to commute to and from work.

Retirement Accts, and stuff like that help as well.

Tons of stuff if you decide to educate yourself further as well. (It is always wise to continue education, whether you think it is worth it at this point or not...it will pay off).

Most people read only the booklet that refers to their tax form, (1040, 1040A, 1040EZ). But in the library, (or an IRS Service Center), is a condensed easy to read break down of the tax codes, deductions, and all kinds of other things. There are many hidden tax breaks in there that are generally not known to the layman.

Presently, the Tax Code leans to the wealthy, and even audits of those most likely to cheat, (ie: the wealthy), have dropped dramatically, while the avaerage wage earner audits have skyrocketed.
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Lydia Leftcoast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-01-07 03:26 PM
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18. Only if you're SO low-income that you qualify for the Earned Income Credit
even without children, but it's easier to qualify WITH children.

(I know a single childless woman who got about $50 back one year, but then, she'd been unemployed for a few months between low-paying jobs.)
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