Tag Archives: American Opportunity Tax Credit

Once known as the Hope College credit, the American Opportunity tax credit can save taxpayers up to $2,500 on their 2016 return. Remember: A tax credit is a dollar-for-dollar reduction of your taxable income. In theory, the AOTC translates to $2,500 from the government each year for each qualifying college student in your household. While […]

American Opportunity Tax Credit

If you have qualifying education expenses you may be able to deduct them using the American Opportunity Credit. This credit covers the first $2,000 of education expenses that qualify, plus 25% of the next $2,000 for a total maximum credit of $2,500 annually. Who is eligible for the credit? If you pay for qualifying education […]

Tax Credits You May Qualify For

Have you ever owed taxes after you’ve filed your return in April? If so, you’re probably looking for ways to save this tax season. Seeing which tax credits you qualify for can make a big impact on your tax bill this season. Tax credits are a big advantage to taxpayers. Qualifying for a credit is […]

Paying for educational expenses isn’t easy. At tax time, there are certain educational tax credits that can help offset some higher education costs by lowering the tax liability of households with eligible students. There are even some circumstances where one may be eligible for a tax refund. The two major education tax credits are: American […]

When you’re ready to file your return, you may be interested in knowing how you can save money just by being a parent. The sheer act of raising children can reduce the amount of taxes you owe. The following eight options are available to parent taxpayers: Dependent Deduction: Generally, you can claim your child as […]