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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 […]

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 […]