Category Archives: Credits

Saving to retire?

If you plan to retire by building a savings plan through an IRA or 401 (k) plan, there is a good chance that you can qualify for a special tax credit. The Saver’s credit is available to pensioners and can help reduce your tax liability. The Saver’s Credit, also known by its extended name, The […]

Parents Take Tax Credits for Kids

You may be entitled to beneficial tax credits when you have children. Some credits are specifically aimed at parents and can be extremely helpful in saving money or in compensating for the cost of raising children. You can claim your child as a dependent in most scenarios, including children who were just born in the […]

Health Insurance Premiums Tax Credit

Health insurance premiums can be expensive, but fortunately there is a tax credit that can help offset the costs for moderate family income. To claim the premium tax credit, three requirements must be met: health insurance coverage must be obtained through the health insurance market. You can select a plan during the open registration period […]

Help from the Earned Income Tax Credit

Since it was introduced nearly 45 years ago, earned income tax credit has boosted the income of low and moderate income staff. The IRS reports that four out of every five EITC employees claim the benefit, but they would like to see everyone who qualifies benefit from it. If you qualify, this tax credit can […]

Five Credits Not To Be Overlooked

Not much can make you happy when it’s time to pay taxes. During the tax season, the tax credit can be your friend and ally, so it is important to know for which credits you can qualify. Tax credits reduce the amount of tax that you pay and some of them are even reimbursable. You […]

If you are a parent and have to work, there is a good chance that you will have to pay for your child’s care during work hours. This can be quite expensive, but thankfully there is a tax credit which can help to compensate for the cost of childcare. The is the Child and Dependent […]

Education in Tax Credits

For those who pay for their education, some tax credits can help to reduce the amount due. For those responsible for education expenses, such as tuition, fees, textbooks, supplies and equipment, the American Opportunity Credit and the Lifetime Learning Credit are available. Some expenses incurred, such as insurance, transport and personal charges, are not eligible […]

Form 2441 Child and Dependent Care Credit

It can be expensive to hire a professional to care for a disabled adult or to pay for childcare services for children under 13. Fortunately, the government has a tax credit to reduce these costs and put more money in your pocket. The child and dependent care credit can put up to 35 percent of […]

When the EITC is Denied

If a taxpayer has had an EITC claim denied for any year after 1996, or if the EITC claim was reduced, and not due to a mathematical or clerical error, the taxpayer is required to attach Form 8862 the next time he tries to claim the EITC. If not, the claim is automatically denied. This […]

The Child Tax Credit Explained

The Child Tax Credit is a popular credit among parent taxpayers. If you have children, you may be eligible to claim $1,000 per child on your tax return. In order to be claimed, your children must meet the following criteria: They must be less than 17 years old Have a Social Security number assigned prior […]