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Tax Information for Parents

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

The Health Care Law: What’s New for Individuals and Families
Most taxpayers will simply need to check a box on their tax return to indicate they had health insurance coverage for all of 2014. For any month during the year that you or any of your dependents don’t have minimum essential coverage and don’t qualify for a coverage exemption, you will need to make an individual shared responsibility payment with your 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

Education Credits – American Opportunity Tax Credit and Lifetime Learning Credit
Education credits help with the cost of higher education by reducing the amount of tax owed on your tax return. If the credit reduces your tax to less than zero, you may get a refund.

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

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: 19-Mar-2015