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Thomas B Burton

Chippewa Falls Estate Planning Attorney.

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  1. I was married to my husband for seven days this year before he passed away. What will my tax filing status and liability be?

    Answered 2 months ago.

    1. Edward Fossum Hooper
    2. Mark A. Jinkins
    3. Thomas B Burton
    3 lawyer answers

    According to the Internal Revenue Service, Publication 17, "if your spouse died during the year, you are considered married for the whole year for filing status purposes." If you do not remarry, during the tax year, you can file a joint return for you and your deceases spouse according to the IRS. Publication 17 also includes more information relating how to file if you remarry during the same year. Here is a link to the information: http://www.irs.gov/publications/p17/ch02.html#...

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  2. Are there tax benefits to contributing to the production of a movie?

    Answered 2 months ago.

    1. Thomas B Burton
    2. Ronald J Cappuccio
    3. Donald Mathew Blackburn
    3 lawyer answers

    I agree with the previous two answers, that unless the film is made by a non-profit, registered with the IRS, you cannot deduct your contributions. You may be thinking of the tax benefits that Wisconsin offered in years past designed to bring filmmakers to the state, which was known as the Film Production Credit. Wisconsin offered this credit for a period of 6 years up until this latest two year budget, when the Film Production Credit was eliminated. Under several previous budgets, if you were...