IRS Economic Impact Payments and the Recovery Rebate Credit

The 2020 Recovery Rebate Credit was paid in advance to most people in the first two rounds of Economic Impact Payments. If you're like most people who were eligible, you've already received the full amount. If you received the full amount for the first two Economic Impact Payments, do not include any information about your payments [...]

What Taxpayers Need to Know to Claim the Earned Income Tax Credit

This article was published by the IRS. The earned income tax credit can give qualifying workers with low-to-moderate income a substantial financial boost. In 2019, the average amount of this credit was $2,476. It not only reduces the amount of tax someone owes but may give them a refund even if they don't owe any taxes [...]

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 [...]

Taxpayers Should Find Out if They Can Benefit from the Earned Income Tax Credit

The following article was published by the IRS. The earned income tax credit benefits working individuals and families with low to moderate incomes. EITC can lower a taxpayer's taxes, and even result in a refund. To take advantage of this credit, taxpayers must file a tax return and claim the credit. They should do so even [...]

Special tax benefits for armed forces

Members of the military and their families are often eligible for certain tax breaks. For example, members of the armed forces don’t have to pay taxes on some types of income. Special rules could also lower the tax they owe or give them more time to file and pay taxes. No matter what time of the [...]

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