Who Is Eligible for Advance Child Tax Credit Payments?

Are you wondering if you're eligible for advance Child Tax Credit (ACTC) Payments? You qualify for ACTC payments if you have a qualifying child. You don't need to have income, and you can qualify even if you don't normally file a tax return. Also, you - or your spouse, if married and filing a joint return [...]

Here’s how a Taxpayer’s Custody Situation May Affect Their Advance Child Tax Credit Payments

This article was published by the IRS. Parents who share custody of their children should be aware of how the advance child tax credit payments are distributed. It is important to remember that these are advance payments of a tax credit that taxpayers expect to claim on their 2021 tax return. Understanding how the payments work [...]

An Overview of Excise Tax

This article was published by the IRS. In general, an excise tax is a tax is imposed on the sale of specific goods or services, or on certain uses. Federal excise tax is usually imposed on the sale of things like fuel, airline tickets, heavy trucks and highway tractors, indoor tanning, tires, tobacco, and other goods [...]

Unemployment Benefits in 2020 and Your Taxes

Here's a reminder for people who received unemployment compensation in 2020. If you made less than $150,000, you don't have to pay tax on the first $10,200 of your unemployment benefits. If you're married, each spouse receiving unemployment compensation doesn't have to pay tax on those benefits - also up to $10,200 each. Regardless of your [...]

Here’s How the Third Economic Impact Payment is Different from Earlier Payments

This article was published by the IRS.  The third Economic Impact Payment is different from the first and second payments in several ways. The third Economic Impact Payment is an advance payment of the 2021 Recovery Rebate Credit. The two earlier payments are advance payments of the 2020 Recovery Rebate Credit. Eligible people who didn't get [...]

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