Take Advantage of the New Child Tax Credit

Under pre-TCJA law, the child tax credit was $1,000 per qualifying child, but it was reduced for married couples filing jointly by $50 for every $1,000 (or part of $1,000) by which their Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) exceeded $110,000. (The threshold was $55,000 for married couples filing separately and $75,000 for unmarried taxpayers.) Starting in 2018, [...]

IRS Clarifies Who is a Qualifying Relative for Family Credit Purposes

Under the TCJA, effective for tax years beginning after Dec. 31, 2017 and before Jan. 1, 2026, you can’t claim a dependency exemption for dependents, including qualifying relatives, but you may be eligible for a $2,000 credit for each qualifying child and a $500 credit (called the “family credit”) for each qualifying non-child dependent, including qualifying [...]

Here’s How the New Tax Law Revised Family Tax Credits

The following article was published by the IRS. More families will be able to get more money under the newly-revised Child Tax Credit, according to the Internal Revenue Service. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA), the tax reform legislation passed in December 2017, doubled the maximum Child Tax Credit, boosted income limits to be able [...]

Taxpayers who Support Dependents Should Check Their Withholding Now

The following article was published by the IRS. Taxpayers who support older dependents should head over to the Withholding Calculator on IRS.gov and do a “paycheck checkup” ASAP. They can use the calculator to make sure they are having their employers are withhold the right amount of tax from their paychecks this year. The Tax Cuts [...]