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Tax Information for Parents

Filing Your Taxes
Everything you need to file your individual federal income tax return.

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 Center
Many tax breaks are available to help with the cost of higher education.

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 $52,427 during 2014, 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.

Adoption Credit at a Glance
A tax credit 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.

Get A Transcript
You can get a transcript online or by mail to view your tax account transactions, line-by-line tax return information or wage and income reported to IRS for a specific tax year.

Child's Investment Income
Parents need to be aware of the tax rules that affect their children’s investment income. Here are four facts from the IRS that will help parents determine whether their child’s investment income will be taxed at the parents’ rate or the child’s rate.

Life events 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: 17-Apr-2015

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