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    The Inflation Reduction Act was signed into law on August 16, 2022. The new law includes new provisions, expansions, and extensions related to energy tax credits and health care. Find out what it means for you here.

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Key tax changes for your
2021 taxes

We understand that tax law changes may be a lot to take in. Not to worry, we’ve gathered the key topics to help keep you informed so you can have peace of mind.

  • Inflation Reduction Act

    • Clean Vehicle Credit
      - Up to $7,500 Tax Credit for new electric vehicles
      - Up to $4,000 Tax Credit for used electric vehicles
      - Effective August 17, 2022 final assembly of new cars must be in North America
      - Further changes begin with January 1, 2023 purchases (2023 taxes).
    • Energy Credits for Your Home
      - Non-business Energy Property Credit for energy efficient property and the Residential Energy Efficient Property Credit for solar equipment increased.
    • Health Care Benefits
      - Extension of subsidies for Marketplace insurance.
    • Learn more
  • Child Tax Credit (CTC)

    • The amount that families claiming the CTC receive increased from $2,000 to $3,600 for each child under 6 and $3,000 for each child
      age 6-17.
    • The credit is now fully refundable – that means that you are eligible for the credit even if you don’t
      owe taxes.
    • Monthly advance payments for this credit started sending in July 2021. These payments are in advance of this year’s
      tax filing.
    • If you’re receiving these monthly payments, your tax refund next year may be smaller. Learn more
  • Earned Income
    Tax Credit

    • This credit was expanded for workers without kids and nearly tripled the maximum
      credit amount.
    • Eligibility was also extended for a wider range of filers, now allowing taxpayers to qualify who are over 65 or between the ages of 19-25.
    • Learn more
  • Dependent Care Credit

    • The amount families can receive on their 2021 tax return
      has increased.
    • The credit is now fully refundable, meaning you’re eligible for the credit even if you don’t owe taxes.
    • For families who pay for daycare for their dependents, this change can provide a great
      tax benefit.
    • Learn more
  • Unemployment

    • Unemployment payments increased by $300 per week through September 6, 2021, but have since dropped back to normal levels.
    • Temporary allowances for Self Employed, Freelancers and side giggers to receive unemployment benefits also expired September 6, 2021
    • We’re here to
      help you understand your unemployment benefits and any tax implications. Visit our Unemployment Center
  • Self-Employed

    • Extended refundable tax credits for sick leave and family leave through tax year 2021 for both eligible self-employed and small business owners.
    • If you or a family member were impacted by coronavirus and you could not conduct your business, find out if you are eligible for the qualified sick and family leave credits using the Intuit Tax
      Credit Estimator.
  • College Students

    • The American Rescue plan provided relief to students with government and federal student loans by allowing students with forgiven loan debt to exclude the discharged debt from their taxable
      income for tax years 2021
      through 2025.
    • The pause on Federal student loan repayment, interest, and collections was also extended until December 31, 2022.
    • Learn more
  • Investors

    • Cryptocurrency transactions, like bitcoin, will be recorded and sent to you on a tax form beginning in 2024.
    • This will ensure taxpayers can easily report their transactions at tax time without having to do the math on
      their own.
    • Check out our Cryptocurrency
      Tax Calculator.

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