Waiting game sucks. I've got all my data entered into TurboTax to file my taxes, but I probably have to wait another 2 or 3 weeks before I file, just in case any of my clients send me a 1099 (I plan to report the income either way, but without the 1099s, I can't really enter their Tax ID numbers and addresses and stuff).
I think I'll still be able to claim Thing 1 as a dependent next year, but not 100% sure (I don't know if she'll make less than $4000 in 2016). That will make a huge difference in my taxes (a $4,000 difference in federal and about $150 difference in state). Ugh. ‎· Mr. Noodle
The weird thing is, though, that losing Thing 2 as a dependent only made a $600 difference in my federal taxes this year (even though the deduction was $4000 for him as well). I'm glad programs like TurboTax exist, because I'd never be able to do all of this stuff on my own. ‎· Mr. Noodle