Reasons to File a 2019 Tax Return

The following article was published by the IRS. While many people are required to file a tax return, it's a good idea for everyone to determine if they should file. Some people with low income are not required to file, but will need to do so if they can get a tax refund. Here are five [...]

Child Tax Credit and Credit for Other Dependents

This video was published by the IRS. Many parents claim the Child Tax Credit to help with the cost of raising children. The credit can be $2000 per qualifying child. This credit applies if: The child is younger than 17 at the end of the tax year. You claim the child as a dependent. The child [...]

Here’s How the Credit for Other Dependents Can Benefit You

The following article was published by the IRS. Taxpayers with dependents may qualify to claim a few different tax credits. One of these is the child tax credit. The child tax credit benefits people whose dependent meets a series of tests. If the dependent doesn't meet those qualifications, the taxpayer may be able to claim the [...]

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 [...]