January 20, 2015
A tax credit is a dollar-for-dollar reduction in the amount of tax that you owe. For example, a $500 tax credit will save you $500 in taxes.
On the other hand, a tax deduction merely reduces your...
January 5, 2015
Many parents and people caring for dependent family members can receive a tax credit for expenses paid to care for these individuals. This credit is designed for taxpayers who must pay for a dependent’...
December 23, 2014
There is a tax credit or deduction available for those who have paid taxes on foreign earned income if they also paid U.S. taxes in the same year. This is a somewhat complicated option, giving taxpayers the choice to choose to either use a...
December 15, 2014
December 10, 2014
The American Opportunity Tax Credit (AOTC) was originally introduced for tax years 2009 and 2010 under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA).
The AOTC was designed as a stimulus to assist individual taxpayers into a new career...
November 18, 2014
When it comes to tax returns, you will often hear two different terms regarding income: Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) and Modified Adjusted Gross Income (MAGI).
Both AGI and MAGI are important in calculating the amount of...
November 3, 2014
Beginning in 2014, the Individual Shared Responsibility provision of the Affordable Care Act takes effect. This means that each and every taxpayer (and family member) is now required to maintain basic health insurance, also called “...
October 30, 2014
Tax credits, available through the IRS, can bring you a substantial savings on your Federal income tax bill.
A tax credit reduces your tax liability dollar-for-dollar. This means that a $500 tax...
October 22, 2014
The Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC or EIC), which has been around since 1975, essentially provides a subsidy for low-income working families. To claim this tax credit, you must meet certain eligibility...
October 16, 2014
When you’re getting married, taxes are probably the last thing you want to think about. However, it is still important to understand the tax consequences of marriage. This article explains some basic tax considerations for newlyweds.Name and...