Tag Archives: Credits

When the time comes to file your tax return, it’s incredibly important to ensure you’ve filled out every section with the utmost accuracy. Otherwise, you risk a delay in processing and incorrect refunds. Before you click “submit” or drop your return in the mailbox, double check all sections for the most common tax filing mistakes […]

Working taxpayers with lower incomes may qualify for a special credit called the Earned Income Tax Credit. It helps ensure those who can work, do, by offering an incentive to low income taxpayers. Next to Medicaid, this credit comes in second as far as the amount of help it provides to taxpayers at lower income […]

Moderate income families understand that health insurance premiums can be expensive, but there are helpful tax credits that can offset some of the costs associated with them. In order for these credits to be claimed at tax time there are three requirements. You must receive your coverage through the Health Insurance Marketplace. Plans can be […]

The time after graduation can be a tough one, financially. Starting out on your own, searching for a job, trying to pay back money you may have borrowed for school can all be quite stressful when it comes to managing a budget. Thankfully, there are a few tax breaks that recent college graduates can claim […]

The Earned Income Tax Credit is one way that low and moderate income families can save some money at tax time. The EITC is refundable, and can reduce the taxes working families owe to zero in certain circumstances. If your income comes primarily from working, and not investing, you may qualify. The income levels change […]

Working families know how expensive it can be to raise children. At tax time, the government offers some help for these families through the Child Tax Credit, which was enacted in 1997. This credit allows eligible families to receive up to $1,000 per child under the age of 17. Both Democrats and Republicans have shown […]

Getting an education isn’t cheap, and far too many people have a hard time paying for their education. Thankfully, the federal government has developed two different tax credits that can help decrease the amount owed at tax time. These credits, The American Opportunity Credit and the Lifetime Learning Credit help taxpayers who incurred education related […]

Child Care Tax Credit

Finding someone to care for your child while you work or during school holiday can tie up a large portion of your budget. Sending your kids off to school can account for a much of your childcare needs, but if your children are younger than school age, or if they are on summer vacation, you’re […]