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Is That Credit Refundable?

There are two different types of tax credits: refundable and non-refundable. In general, most tax credits aren’t refundable, but there are a few that can add a little extra cash back into your pocket at tax time. There’s a significant difference between the two types, so it’s important to know which category your credit falls […]

Tax Credits vs. Tax Deductions

Tax credits and deductions are two different beasts. Tax credits are seen as the better of the two, however both can save you money when you file your taxes. Deductions reduce the amount of income that is subject to taxes. For example, if your earned income was $65,000 and you claimed $15,000 in deductions, then […]

Credits for Children

Having a child is an exciting time in a parent’s life, from birth right up until – tax time? That’s right, children can save you money when filing your federal income tax return. If you’re the parent of a new child, you’ll be happy to know that it doesn’t matter what day throughout the year […]

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 […]

Once you get divorced, your taxes will change dramatically, as well as which status you use and the credits you are eligible for. If you are used to filing Head of Household status, a divorce can alter your eligibility to use that status to file at tax time. Head of Household status generally has a […]

Paying for college is never cheap, and students can use all the help they can get. You may be able to alleviate some of the cost of college education through two different tax credits that lessen the amount you owe at tax time. American Opportunity Tax Credit: The American Opportunity Tax Credit (AOTC) allows you […]

You can use these benefits you get back some of the costs of tuition or interest paid on student loans, allowing you to maximize your college savings. Educations expenses and Tax Credits – You can use two tax credit to help with the cost of certain items; such as books, supplies, equipment, fees and tuition. […]

Depending on Claiming Dependents?

To get a little extra cash back this tax season, consider the benefits you may be eligible for by claiming children or adult relatives as dependents. For each dependent you claim that qualifies, you get a personal exemption, and depending on the age and relationship of the dependent, you may be eligible for additional tax […]