Parents can claim certain tax credits or deductions depending on their filing status.

Read our publication about the tax rules.

Using IRS Free File or getting free tax help from volunteers can make sure you claim the tax benefits you’re due.

Claiming Dependents and Filing Status

Child Tax Credits

Education Tax Benefits

Children’s Income

Life Events

Learn how life events can affect the tax you owe and your refund.

Family Caregivers and Household Employees

Review the Household Employer's Tax Guide to see if you need to pay federal employment tax for a family caregiver, babysitter, nanny, or housekeeper.