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Tax Information for Parents

1040 Central
1040 Central has been updated for the last few weeks of Filing Season 2014.

Child and Dependent Care Information
If you paid someone to care for a child or a dependent so you could work, you may be able to reduce your federal income tax by claiming the credit for child and dependent care expenses on your tax return.

EITC Home Page--It’s easier than ever to find out if you qualify for EITC
If you worked but earned less than $51,567 during 2013, you may qualify for EITC. The Earned Income Tax Credit, sometimes called EIC is a tax credit to help you keep more of what you earned. You must file a return and claim the credit to receive it. Find out more about EITC and links to helpful tools and resources.

Child Tax Credit
This credit is for people who have a qualifying child. It can be claimed in addition to the credit for child and dependent care expenses

Tax Benefits for Education Information
Tax credits, deductions and savings plans can help taxpayers with their expenses for higher education. You could save money from the cost of tuition, books and fees or deduct interest you pay on a qualified student loan.

Adoption Taxpayer Identification Number
Information for those needing a taxpayer identification number for a child who has been placed in their home pending final adoption.

Adoption Tax Credit Information
You may be able to take a tax credit of up to $12,970 for qualified expenses paid to adopt an eligible child. The credit may be allowed for the adoption of a child with special needs even if you do not have any qualified expenses. See the Form 8839 Instructions for more information.

Filing Requirements for Children with Investment Income
Under certain circumstances a child’s investment income is taxed at the parent’s tax rate. A parent may be able to choose to include the child's income on the parent's return rather than file a return for the child.

Did you know life events like marriage, birth and divorce may have a significant tax impact?
Organized by type of life event this page provides resources that explain the tax impacts of each.

Page Last Reviewed or Updated: 05-Sep-2014