Category Archives: Credits

Education Credits 

Education is not cheap and it is difficult for far too many people to pay for their education. The federal government has fortunately developed two different tax credits that can help reduce the amount owed at the time of taxation. These credits, the American Opportunity Credit and the Lifetime Learning Credit help taxpayers who have […]

Many taxpayers need some extra help in dealing with their dependents. Those who take care of their disabled relatives or childcare for their children under 13 so that they can work may be eligible to reimburse their child and dependent care expenses. This tax credit amounts to up to 35 percent of the qualifying expenses […]

Often, taxpayers qualify to claim the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), however they forget when they file their return. The IRS reports that one out of every five qualified taxpayers don’t claim the credit. Like all tax credits, the EITC decreases the amount of taxes you owe the IRS, and depending on the number of […]

Most taxpayers know that there are certain income limitations that they must fall under to claim the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), however income is not the only thing that can affect your eligibility. The other requirements one must meet in order to claim the EITC follow: You must have at least $1.00 in earned […]

This year, don’t forget to take advantage of tax credits and benefits that can save your family money. The following credits are important to taxpayers and their families: Child Tax Credit: is worth up to $1,000 per child, depending on income. The higher your annual income, the smaller the credit. Married taxpayers who file jointly […]

At tax time, students and those who have graduated may be eligible for special education tax credits that can significantly save them money. American Opportunity Credit Students who are enrolled in their first four years of college may claim this credit worth up to $2,500 in tuition, activity fees, books, equipment and supplies. The student […]

Once you’ve started repaying your student loans, you’ll understand how important it is to save money wherever possible. At tax time, you may be eligible to claim a deduction on interest you’ve paid on your student loan. Worth up to $2,500 off your taxable income, this deduction can really help students and graduates pinch pennies […]

It’s common for many people to make a little mistake on their tax return. In doing so, it can delay your refund. However, if you make a mistake when claiming the Earned Income Tax Credit, you may wait months to receive that portion of your refund. Depending on the situation, some errors can lead to […]

Tax credits come in two varieties: refundable and non-refundable. The majority of tax credits fall under the latter, though there are some that can put more of your hard-earned money back into your bank account. At tax time, you need to know if the credit you are claiming is refundable or not, so you know […]

Tax credits can really make a difference for your refund at tax time. Refundable tax credits are even better, as they can offer you money back even if your tax liability is reduced to zero. One of the most popular refundable tax credits you may be eligible to claim is the Earned Income Tax Credit. […]