If you expect to claim either the Earned Income Credit or Additional Child Credit on your 2016 tax return, prepare for the possibility that you may need to wait for that refund longer than usual. In an effort to curb … read more
The federal Credit for Qualified Retirement Savings Contributions, commonly referred to as the Saver’s Credit, is a really great opportunity to reduce tax for those who qualify. Under the right circumstances, taxpayers can reduce their tax by up to half … read more
The Arizona legislature has increased the credits for contributions to qualifying charitable organizations and for contributions to qualifying foster care charitable organizations for 2016. L. 2016, S1216, effective 08/06/2016 and retroactively applicable to taxable years beginning after 12/31/2015, increases the … read more
When I say “R&D” what do you think of? Is it a scientist making a breakthrough? Maybe it’s an engineer at the forefront of technology? If so, you are on the right track, but if that’s all you think of, … read more
What were you doing on January 29th? If you’re like me, you’re always looking for a reason to celebrate (and eat cake)! If you weren’t celebrating, you should have been, because it was the 10th anniversary of EITC Awareness Day … read more
With the coming and going of October 15th, as we wave goodbye to extension season and the 2014 tax year as a whole, we can all anticipate and look forward to starting the whole process over again in a few … read more
Many parents pay for childcare or day camps in the summer while they work. If this applies to you, your costs may qualify for a federal tax credit that can lower your taxes. Here are 10 facts that you should … read more
The Arizona legislature has established a pro rata income tax credit for an S corporation that donates to a school tuition organization (STO) for tax years beginning on or after 1/1/2015. To qualify for the credit, the aggregate amount of … read more
If you hire employees of a “targeted group” (defined below), you may be eligible for the Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC). The IRS has granted a transitional relief period until April 30, 2015 (originally this was 28 days after hire … read more
Childcare is a challenge for a lot of parents around the country, especially when both parents work. Knowing how to take advantage of the tax provisions for child and dependent care can help at tax time. The Child and Dependent … read more
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