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Use IRS Tax Credits to Help Pay for Education

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For the spouse left behind during deployment, finding a way to fill those lonely hours can be a challenge. What if you could do something with that time that would lead to a brighter future? This could be the perfect time to go back to school. The IRS will help pay for advanced education expenses, making a return to school possible even on a tight budget. Taxpayers can use the money they normally spend on income taxes to help pay for sc... more

Income Tax: Know Your Education Credits

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Are you, your spouse or dependents going to college in 2014? You may be eligible for education credits when you file an income tax return in 2015. (The credit is available through tax year 2017.) There are two types of credits: American Opportunity Credit and the Lifetime Learning Credit. Before I explain what these two types of credits can do for you, let's see which one you are qualified for. American Opportunity Credit qualifications... more

State Tax Information

Below is information on state income tax rules, organized alphabetically by state. Information on U.S. territories and possessions is included at the bottom of the list. ALABAMA Alabama Department of Revenue Individual and Corporate Tax Division P.O. Box 327465 Montgomery, AL 36132-7465 (334) 242-1170 Forms: (334) 242-9681 Electronic filing: (334) 242-2117 Refund: (334) 353-2540 Website: http://www.ador.state.al.us Mili... more

Tips for Making the Most of Your Tax Refund

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Although tax season is often the most dreaded time of year, many consumers actually look forward to getting what's owed to them, particularly since in recent years the average federal income tax refund has been in the $3,000 range. Once the refund is received, the question becomes one of how to responsibly use the money. Consumers should never lose sight of the fact that this is not found money, but simply Uncle Sam returning your mone... more

How to Budget Your Tax Refund

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According to the IRS, the average tax refund is up 3 percent so far this year, to $3,034. That's a significant amount of money to receive with no plan in place. Some will receive their tax return and know exactly where they intend to spend that money, whereas others might want to be more strategic with their refund check. 3 Methods for Budgeting Your Tax Refund. 1. Elizabeth Warren's 50-30-20 Rule The 50-30-20 budget is a commonly ... more

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    Military families must contend with moving and child care issues -- and both of these issues can be very expensive. However, Permanent Change of Station (PCS) and the Child Tax Credits can help eas...  more

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    For regular citizens, the fiscal cliff deal brings lots of changes to how our taxes will be calculated.

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    Military spouses in states that collect state income taxes may be able to pocket a little more of their paycheck under an amendment that allows spouses to retain their legal residency in their home...  more

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    If you paid someone to care for your child, spouse, or dependent last year, you may qualify for tax credit.

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    Once the VA has granted your disability, an entitlement letter will be provided that outlines the percentage of disability and monthly compensation amount granted.

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    Let's face it: Doing your taxes is about as exciting as mowing your lawn. But, we all have to do it. And Uncle Sam doesn't make it easy. Here are five things that can make doing your taxes 'less ta...  more

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    With tax season in full swing, you should take note of the many deductions and credits available to you because of your military service; whether on active duty or on reserve.

  • Tuition Assistance

    Although going back to school can be a pricey venture, military servicemen and women should keep in mind that their military status makes them eligible for certain education benefits.

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