Fact Sheets 2009


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How 529 Plans Help Families Save for College and How the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 Expanded 529 Plan Features

FS-2009-12, September 2009 — The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act has added computer technology to the list of college expenses a 529 plan may pay for.

Business Provisions of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA)

FS-2009-11, May 2009 — ARRA provides a number of tax incentives for businesses.

Energy Provisions of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009

FS-2009-10, April 2009 -The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) provides energy incentives for both individuals and businesses.

EITC Eligibility Rules Outlined

FS-2009-9, January 2009 - The Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) is a tax credit for people who work but do not earn high incomes.

Tax Law Changes Related to National Disaster Relief

FS-2009-8, January 2009 — The National Disaster Relief Act of 2008, Subtitle B or Title VII of the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008, signed into law on Oct. 3, 2008, as Public Law 110-343, provides tax relief for victims of federally declared disasters occurring after Dec. 31, 2007, and before Jan. 1, 2010.

How to Choose a Tax Preparer and Avoid Preparer Fraud

FS-2009-7, January 2009 — Taxpayers should put as much care in choosing a preparer as they would a doctor or lawyer.

IRS Offers Free Tax Help

FS-2009-6, January 2009 — Find out what resources are available online, by phone and in-person.

E-File and Other Electronic Options for 2009

FS-2009-5, January 2009 — Learn more about what's new with electronic tax filing for 2009.

The Official Internal Revenue Service Web Site Is IRS.gov

FS-2009-4, January 2009 — The IRS Web site address does not end in .com, .net or .org.

Recovery Rebate Credit Is for Individuals Who Missed Last Year’s Economic Stimulus Payment

FS-2009-3, January 2009 — Credit largely follows rules of the 2008 stimulus payments.

Tax Credits Provide Funds for First-Time Homebuyers, Childcare, Education and More

FS-2009-2, January 2009 — Tax credits can boost a tax refund.

Highlights of 2008 Tax Law Changes: Tax Breaks Renewed, Recovery Rebate Credit, Homeowner Relief

FS-2009-1, January 2009 — Notable tax law changes for individuals.

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