Parents have special tax situations and benefits. Understand how that affects you and your taxes. Get general information about how to file and pay taxes, including many free services, by visiting the Individuals page. Tools Get Your Tax Information for FAFSA Check Your Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) Eligibility Claiming Dependents and Filing Status Determine your filing status Find out if you can claim a child or relative as a dependent Dependents, Standard Deduction, and Filing Information Tax Credits Learn if you qualify for the Earned Income Tax Credit and find out how much money you may get Find details about the Child and Dependent Care Credit Does my child/dependent qualify for the Child Tax Credit or the Credit for Other Dependents? Find out if you qualify for the Adoption Credit Gift tax: How it applies to the transfer of property Education Tax Benefits Find tax benefits for education Get tax information for students Am I eligible to claim an education credit? Find out if all or part of a scholarship or grant is tax free Children’s Income Tax on a Child's Investment and Other Unearned Income (Kiddie Tax) Family Caregivers and Household Employees Find if you need to pay federal employment tax for a family caregiver, babysitter, nanny, or housekeeper with the Household Employer's Tax Guide.