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Tax Time for Single Parents Can Be Doubly Aggravating

At tax time, being a parent comes with certain perks: the Child Tax Credit, the Child and Dependent Care Credit, a bigger Earned Income Tax Credit, among others. But while single parents have many of the same breaks as married parents, there are some they miss out on.

Who must file a tax return?

In 2009, more than 141 million individual tax returns were filed with the IRS -- representing just under half of all households in the U.S. Clearly,...