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2004 Federal Tax Law Benefits Parents of Divorce

first posted on: 10/3/2004

New legislation by Congress has granted additional federal tax relief to lower income parents!

On September 23, 2004, the Working Families Tax Relief Act of 2004 passed and the President has indicated he will sign this tax relief law.

In certain divorced and separated families' circumstances, these changes will affect the tax savings from claiming the child dependency exemptions and under age 17 child tax credits. Lower income “head of household” parents (parents whose homes are the primary residence of a child) are expected to receive a higher refundable child tax credit (15% rather than 10%) under the new federal tax law.

Nationally recognized matrimonial accountant, Dennis Casty, C.P.A., notes that this new federal tax law change most often will benefit head of household parents earning less than $25,000 annually, with two or more children and with some child care expenses.

As in the past, collaborative tax planning in family or divorce mediation often allows parents to save substantial family monies.  Often, especially in lower income cases, allocating the dependency exemptions to the non-residential parent can save both parties' significant taxes (usually with the residential parent receiving some “buyout” for this switch).

divorce tax law changes; planning tools from FinPlan's Divorce Planner softwareWe are among those Colorado divorce professionals using powerful software analysis tools, including those of Mr. Casty (Divorce Planner® divorce tax planning software — considered the gold standard of such tools), to ensure our family law and divorce mediation clients' the benefits of the changing landscape of federal divorce tax laws.


(See also our website’s section on Why Choose Mediation? for other compelling reasons to consider mediation of your divorce case or parenting dispute.)

Also consider our website's acclaimed Frequently Asked Questions and Myths resources, where we answer other questions, and debunk commonly held misunderstandings − regarding Colorado divorce laws, court procedures and alternative dispute resolution alternatives, such as family mediation.
 

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An additional highly recommended resource for Colorado divorce law information is Colorado Springs, Colorado family lawyer Carl Graham's Colorado Divorce and Family Law Guide.


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