Are Scholarships or Grants Taxable Income?

Are Scholarships or Grants Taxable Income?

Are Scholarships or Grants Taxable Income?

I don’t need to remind you how expensive a college education has become over the past few years. As a result, more and more students have had to rely on scholarships or grants to help lower these very high costs for higher education.

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Filing Your Own Taxes Online

Filing Your Own Taxes Online

Filing Your Own Taxes Online Like A Pro With The Help Of These 2 Tips

The 2020 tax year is almost over as we approach the October 15 extension filing date. Now is the time for tax planning for the 2021 tax year that is rapidly approaching. Covid and its variants are still causing problems for many and inflation is also rearing its ugly head. If you’re filing your own taxes online, you need to be aware of changes for this year.

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Awesome Tax Credits

Awesome Tax Credits

Tax Credits Available Without the Personal Exemption

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act that took effect on 2018 tax returns, allowed certain tax credits to continue, but only for those who had qualified dependents. Prior to the new tax law, taxpayers had been claiming dependents as personal exemptions and got a $4,050 deduction on their 2017 return for each one.

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Filing Taxes Online Is Fast & Easy

Everything You Need to Know About Filing Taxes Online

Filing taxes online is quickHere are a few of the major advantages of filing taxes online with electronic filing:

Organizing your tax records – If you’re audited by the IRS, or if you simply are questioning some part of your tax return, you’ll be able to access the permanent electronic record at any time. When you file taxes online from the comfort of your own computer, you create that permanent electronic record for future use.

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Tax Credit Tips

Five Tax Credit Tips for Getting the Tax Relief You Need

Tax credit tipsThe April 15th deadline for filing your taxes doesn’t have to be an aggravating day nor a massive hit on your bank account. Minimize the damage on your wallet by following these five tax credit tips to lower your tax burden with tax credits that you qualify for:

Tip #1 – Know Your Filing Status and Plan Accordingly

The first step to getting a tax credit and reducing your burden on tax payments is to determine your filing status. Filing the right status is no small matter since it determines which tax credits you’re eligible to receive and it can help prevent filing the wrong status, which can cost you in fines.

If you need help determining your filing status, you can take a survey on the IRS website to learn which of the five statuses best applies to you.

Tip #2 – There Are Credits For Students

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Tax Filing Delay Again

Another Delay In Tax Filing & Getting Your Refund? Sure Looks Like It

Delay in tax filing againOnce again, there may be a delay in the beginning of tax filing, this time for the 2013 tax season. The IRS has stated that the reason for this delay is because Congress has not approved another patch for the Alternative Minimum Tax (AMT). If new legislation isn’t passed to correct this, taxpayers may experience significant delays, because of the time required by the IRS to have their computers reprogrammed.

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