This is my first year filing by myself. I am not legally divorced or sperated from my ex but I know I can file as head of household b/c he has not lived with us for a year and not paid child support and the kids live with me fulltime (he has everyother wknd visits). I have alll my incomes and child care expenses for the year (looking at these numbers I wonder how the HELL I survived this year!!!) and I am ready to file...I think. I dont have student loan interest this year b/c I was unable to pay anything on them this year and they were in defermant/forbarance for all of 2011. What other tax things are there?? I dont have a house, we rented an apt. this summer and are now staying with my folks for the winter while I am laid off.
I'm wondering if there are any other tax credits or forms I will need this year and hoping I can file for free online. Can anyone recommned one tax website over another? Or think of any tax credits I could be missing as a single mom?
any help would be much appreciated, I really need to get as much of a refund this year as possible