Educators can Claim Deduction to Get Money Back for Classroom Expenses

The following article was published by the IRS. Educators may be able to deduct unreimbursed expenses on their tax return. This deduction can put money right back in the pockets of eligible teachers and other educators. Here are some things to know about this deduction: Educators can deduct up to $250 of trade or business expenses that were [...]

It’s Summertime… and These Tips can Help Make Livin’ Easy for Teens with Jobs

The following article was published by the IRS. With summer almost here, many students will turn their attention to making money from a summer job. Whether it’s flipping burgers or filing documents, the IRS wants student workers to know some facts about their summer jobs and taxes. Not all the money they earn will make it [...]

Revisit Your Qualified Tuition Plans

Although the details of Qualified Tuition Plans (QTPs) can vary widely, they generally allow parents and grandparents to set up college accounts for children and grandchildren before they reach college age. Once established, QTPs qualify for favorable federal (and often state) tax benefits, which can ease the financial burden of paying for college. QTPs may be [...]

Tax Credits Help Offset Higher Education Costs

The following article was published by the IRS. Taxpayers who pay for higher education in 2018 can see tax savings when they file their tax returns. If taxpayers, their spouses or their dependents take post-high school coursework, they may be eligible for a tax benefit. There are two credits available to help taxpayers offset the costs [...]