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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…

Should I Include a Dependent's Income on My Tax Return?
It may be easier and less expensive to include dependents' income on your tax return rather than have them file their own return—in certain circumstances. Read more…

What is IRS Form 8615: Tax for Certain Children Who Have Unearned Income
Typically, children are placed in a lower tax bracket than their parents and the reason for this is quite simple: most children don't have that much income, and those that do, rarely earn more than their parents. Some parents have attempted to take advantage of this by putting investments in their children's names, hoping that any investment profits would be taxed at the child's lower rate. In response, the federal government changed the tax treatment of children's unearned income by taxing it at the parent's tax rate. Form 8615 is used to make the child's tax calculations for this income. Read more…

Video: What Is a 529 Plan Contribution?
A 529 plan contribution is a way to save some money on taxes through contributions to an account that can be used for education expenses. Get the facts on a 529 plan contribution with help from TurboTax in this video on tax tips. Read more…

Video: What's the Child Tax Credit—How Do I Qualify?
Did you know that your greatest joy can also be one your biggest tax deductions? Learn more about what is the Child Tax Credit and how you may qualify. You can get back up to $1,000 on your return if you have a child 16 or younger. Read more…


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