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7 Requirements for the Child Tax Credit
The Child Tax Credit can reduce your tax bill by as much as $1,000 per child, 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. Read more…

Cash for College: Tax-Free 529 Plans
With a 529 plan, you can stack up the books, not the debt. No matter how old your child is, it might be time to consider a qualified tuition program (QTP), also known as a 529 plan. For many families, such a plan offers a more convenient way to save money for college. Read more…

Sweet Child of Mine: Tax Credits for Parents
Parents may seek tax breaks on everything from child care to educational costs and even supplies, in some cases. Read more…

New Addition: Adoption Tax Credits
Would-be adoptive parents may spend up to $30,000 before all requirements are met and all fees are paid. However, an available tax credit offers some relief to many, if not most, adoptive parents. Read more…

Steps to Claiming an Elderly Parent as a Dependent
If you cared for an elderly parent, your parent may qualify as your dependent, resulting in additional tax benefits for you. Read more…


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