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Dependents Are a Benefit

Dependents are an important part of the tax filing process. Understanding who qualifies as a dependent is essential, as two tax incentives – the Earned Income Tax Credit and Head of Household filing status -require taxpayers to have one or more dependents. In most cases, dependents are the taxpayer’s child, as they rely on the […]

Child Care Costs Matter At Tax Time

Paying for someone else to look after your child while you work can get costly. Thankfully, there’s a tax credit that can help you recover some of those costs. The Child and Dependent Care Credit can be claimed by taxpayers who paid a caretaker as responsible for their child under the age of 13, or […]

How Children Can Affect Taxes

Are you a parent? It’s important to understand how support you provide to your children can alter your tax liability, and which types of support you can get credit for. Child Credit For each child under the age of 17 that you claim on your tax return, your taxable income is reduced by $1,000. The […]

Deducting Care For Dependents

Ensuring that you have adequate care for your children when you have to work can really put a damper on your budget. This type of expense may be deductible through the Child and Dependent Care Credit, which is a tax credit available to working parents. This credit can save you Up to $3000, which is […]

Oh Baby! Bring on the Tax Credits

Having a baby means eighteen plus years of expenses related to the care of that child as they grow and develop. The IRS offers a tax credit for parents who have had a baby during the tax year. This credit is worth $1,000 per child, as long as your income is less than $110,000 (joint […]

Filing your tax return doesn’t have to be stressful. Many people worry about making a mistake when filing, and surprisingly, mistakes do happen. It’s not the end of your tax world. It does mean that the IRS may take longer in processing your return, leading to a delay in your refund. Mistakes are less common […]

Claiming the Child Care Tax Credit

If you pay for childcare and are employed you may qualify for the Child Care Credit. If you have paid for someone else to take care of your child or dependent this past year you may qualify to claim a Child Care Tax Credit on your Federal Income Tax Return. What you need to ask, […]

Children Bring Joy and Tax Deductions

Having a baby can be one of life’s greatest treasures. From their first smile, first step, first word, and even their first tax deduction- wait, what? That’s right, having a baby not only enriches your life, but also your pocket come tax time. The US Department of Agriculture reports that it costs an average of […]

Child and Dependent Care Credit

You may be eligible for a tax credit if you are responsible for expenses related to the care of a child under the age of 13, or a dependent or spouse who is mentally or physically unable to care for themselves. This tax credit is for any costs you incur in relation to their care […]