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Your Job Search Expenses Can Be Tax Deductible- Learn What Applies

Your Job Search Expenses Can Be Tax Deductible- Learn What AppliesWith the U.S. unemployment rate at 8.3%, many Americans are left looking for a new job. You may be able to deduct some of your job hunting expenses like phone calls, career counseling and the costs of preparing and mailing your resume if you are looking for a new job that is in the same line of work. The IRS recently released a list of seven tips to keep in mind when deducting costs related to your job search. Here is what you need to know. [Read More...]

Can I Claim The 2012 Student Loan Interest Deduction?

Can I Claim The 2012 Student Loan Interest Deduction?Many colleges are now cutting back on grants and scholarships causing American families to opt for a lower-price public in-state school or borrow more money to afford college. With many students or families taking out loans to go to college, it is important to know all the facts about the student loan interest deduction for your federal tax return. The student loan interest is reported onForm 1098-E in box 1. The student loan interest deduction allows you to claim a maximum of $2,500 in student loan interest deduction if you are currently paying student loans, but this varies with income.
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Help Report Tax Scams

Help Report Tax Scams                                  Tax scams are more and more common every day. As the economy continues to struggle, more and more people are trying to find an easy dollar. The IRS is constantly trying to stop tax scams, crimes that hurt not only the IRS but ultimately hurt YOU the tax payer. By recognizing various tax scams you ca... [Read More...]

Large Credit for Alternative Energy

Typically during the hot months of summer or during the cold months of winter energy prices tend to soar. Nothing is more upsetting than receiving an electric bill that looks more like a brand new car payment! Rather than just paying the bill, many people are considering alternative sources of ene... [Read More...]

Attention Students- Don’t forget this important tip!

The American Opportunity Tax Credit is set to expire after December 31, 2012 unless it is extended by Congress. The American Opportunity Tax Credit is a refundable tax credit for undergraduate college expenses. The credit provides up to $2,500 in tax credits on the first $4,000 of qualifying educat... [Read More...]
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