Education

Student Loan Interest: Can Tax Law Keep Up?

Student loans have been a hot topic in the media and on Capitol Hill. A recent analysis of student loan trends from the credit bureau Experian found that student loan debt increased by 84% from 2008 to 2014, surpassing the … read more

Tax-Free Student Aid vs. Education Credit

The American Opportunity and Lifetime Learning tax credits were created to subsidize the cost of college education. Generally, the credits are based on qualified costs of education, namely, college tuition and fees, books, supplies and equipment. Those qualified costs must … read more

Proposed Simplification of Education Tax Breaks: The Good and the Bad

With the cost of education climbing and more students graduating with record student loan debt, many college students and families unintentionally miss out on education tax breaks because of the complexity of tax-based student aid. In 2013, families with college … read more

Do I Owe Taxes On My Scholarship?

Once the euphoria of receiving a scholarship starts to subside you might start to wonder what kinds of strings are attached. Thankfully this is one of those few instances where you can receive a large payment and not have to … read more

Changes in Arizona to §529 Plan Deductions and Charitable Donation Credits

The Arizona legislature is out of session – but not before they made some favorable changes – if you are an individual taxpayer! Beginning September 13, 2013 and retroactively effective to December 31, 2012, Arizona taxpayers with §529 college savings … read more

Parents and Students: Check Out College Tax Benefits

In general, the American opportunity tax credit, lifetime learning credit and tuition and fees deduction are available to taxpayers who pay qualifying expenses for an eligible student. Eligible students include the primary taxpayer, the taxpayer’s spouse or a dependent of … read more

Making One Step in Your New College Students’ Application Process Easier

I often get calls from clients that are attempting to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).  This application can appear cumbersome and complicated.  Fortunately, the IRS and the Department of Education have teamed up to make … read more

Section 529 Plans Questions Answered

Have you heard of a Section 529 Plan?  A Section 529 plan is an educational savings plan usually operated by individual states.  These types of plans are structured to encourage families to put aside funds for future education expenses for … read more

Managing Expectations

When a trusted advisor tells you that the project you are waiting for will be done by the end of the week, you expect the project to be done by the end of the week.  When Friday rolls around and … read more

Henry & Horne, LLP Tax Internship Program

Since 1957, Henry & Horne, LLP has been one of the leading accounting firms in Arizona. One of the reasons is our Tax Internship program. The first intern started back in 1996, and through the years there have been 17 … read more


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