Who can I claim as a dependent

If you have children in their teenage years, you may have found yourself wondering how long they can be claimed as a dependent on your tax return. While the benefit for claiming dependents on your tax return pales in comparison to the cost of supporting a child, most parents will gladly take the help when …

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Opting out of the advance child tax credit payments

If you haven’t heard the big news, Congress has increased the amount of the 2021 Child Tax Credits. Also, one half of the credit you’re potentially entitled to will come in the form of advance payments, starting July 15th. The advance child tax credit payments will come in equal installments once a month for six …

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What you should know about the 2021 child tax credit

The American Rescue Plan passed by Congress in March of 2021 included important changes to the child tax credit. Prior to its passage, the child tax credit was $2,000 per qualifying child with up to $1,400 available as a refundable credit. In 2021, the credit has been increased to $3,000 per qualifying child between the …

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The new stimulus act – What’s in it for you?

The American Rescue Plan of 2021 was signed into law today. Here’s a summary of what’s included. Round 3 of Stimulus Payments Subject to the below limits, individuals will receive a $1,400 payment, couples $2,800. Also, in this round dependents receive $1,400, including adult dependents. Similar to the last two rounds of stimulus, payments begin …

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The child tax credit may cut your taxes

For those of you with children, you hear rumors about the tax benefits of children. Unfortunately, some of the tax benefits seem to be less than the actual monetary cost of the child, but there is a way to potentially offset your tax bill with credits related to those adorable urchins. The Child Tax Credit …

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