Category Archives: Credits

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. […]

Often, people mistakenly use the terms “credits” and “deductions” interchangeably. However, at tax time, it’s important to understand the difference between the two, and ensure you’re utilizing them to your advantage. Generally, tax credits are the more beneficial of the two, though when used correctly, both can save you significantly when you file your taxes. […]

Though there are no refunds once you have children, they may be worth a credit – a tax credit, that is. Parents can benefit from the Child Tax Credit, a popular tax break that is worth $1,000 per child when you file. Your child must be claimed as a dependent on your tax return and […]

Have you had to pay for someone to take care of your dependents while you worked? If so, you may be able to claim a special tax credit to help offset some of the costs. This credit, the Child and Dependent Care Tax Credit, has certain requirements that taxpayers must meet. These include: You must […]

College Student Tax Credits

College is an important part of your life, hopefully solidifying your path for the future. However, it comes at a price, and often students need all the help they can get. Thankfully, there are a two different tax credits that can alleviate some of the burden on your wallet as a student. American Opportunity Tax […]

There are certain education credits which exist to help Americans afford higher education. These credits help with qualified higher education expenses, like tuition and course fees. Some higher education expenses such as boarding, meals, and transportation do not qualify for these credits. Furthermore, tuition paid for classes which don’t apply credit hours to the degree […]