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2021 Child Tax Credit Top 7 Requirements & Tax Calculator
The Child Tax Credit can significantly reduce your tax bill if you meet all seven requirements: 1. age, 2. relationship, 3. support, 4. dependent status, 5. citizenship, 6. length of residency and 7. family income. You and/or your child must pass all seven to claim this tax credit. Use our child tax credit calculator to determine your eligibility for tax year 2020 or tax year 2021. Read more…

Rules for Claiming a Dependent on Your Tax Return
Claiming dependents can help you save thousands of dollars on your taxes. Yet many of us are not aware of who in our family may qualify as our dependent. Review the rules for claiming dependents here for a qualifying child or relative. Read more…

Deducting Summer Camps and Daycare with the Child and Dependent Care Credit
If you paid a daycare center, babysitter, summer camp, or other care provider to care for a qualifying child under age 13 or a disabled dependent of any age, you may qualify for a tax credit of up to 35 percent of qualifying expenses of $3,000 ($1,050) for one child or dependent, or up to $6,000 ($2,100) for two or more children or dependents for tax year 2020, but under the American Rescue Plan the credit for child care will be increased for tax year 2021 only (the taxes you file in 2022). Read more…

Tax Deductions for Funeral Expenses
If you paid for funeral expenses during the tax year, you may wonder whether you can deduct these costs on your federal income tax return. According to IRS regulations, most individuals will not qualify to claim a deduction for these expenses. However, an estate might be able to deduct these and other types of expenses. Read more…

What Are Dependents?
Come tax season, even one dependent can really reduce the amount of your income subject to tax. Sounds good, right? Well hold on, the IRS requires that both you and the dependent meet all eligibility criteria before claiming the exemption. Here's how to find out if you're eligible. Read more…


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