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What are the qualifications for claiming a person as a Dependent or a Qualifying Child on my return?

Individuals who rely on you for support and reside in your house generally qualify for dependent tax exemptions. However, there are situations when a child's exemption status is more complicated. The IRS has special rules...

Form 8853 - Long Term Care (LTC) Insurance Contracts: What is "Qualified"?

Qualified LTC Contracts A qualified long-term care (LTC) contract is a contract issued: After December 31, 1996 that meets the requirements of section 7702B (see below), including the requirement that the insured must be a chronically ill...

Am I eligible for an Illinois K-12 education expense credit?

does not result in a credit towards completion of the school’s education program. expenses paid directly to a business (e.g., renting a musical instrument from a music store). expenses for after school care, even if paid to the school...

Ten Things You May Not Know About the Earned Income Tax Credit

The Earned Income Tax Credit is a financial boost for workers earning $52,427 or less a year. Four of five eligible taxpayers filed for and received their EITC last year. The IRS wants you to get what you earned also, if you are eligible...

Lake County Credit

Lake County (Indiana) Residential Income Tax Credit You may be eligible to claim a Lake County (Indiana) residential income tax credit if you meet all three of the following requirements. You paid property tax to Lake County (Indiana...

Georgia Low Income Credit

You may claim the low income credit if your Federal adjusted gross income is less than $20,000 and you are not claimed or eligible to be claimed as a dependent on another taxpayer's Federal or Georgia income tax return. Full-year residents...

Illinois Property Tax Credit

You may figure a credit for the Illinois property taxes you paid in 2011 on your principal residence (not a vacation home or rental property) for the time you owned and lived at the property during 2010, if that residence was in Illinois...

Georgia Disaster Assistance Credit

Georgia provides for a credit for a taxpayer who receives disaster assistance during a taxable year from the Georgia Emergency Management Agency or the Federal Emergency Management Agency. The amount of the credit is equal to $500...

Connecticut Property Tax Credit

Connecticut residents must complete Schedule 3 to determine the amount of credit (if any) that may be taken against a Connecticut income tax liability. The credit is for property taxes paid during 2013 to a Connecticut political...

Arkansas Political Contribution Credit

Enter the amount of allowable State Political Contributions Credit(s) on this line. The allowable credit(s) cannot exceed $50 for Filing Status 1, 3, 5 or 6 or $100 total for Filing Status 2 or 4. A credit of up to $50.00 per taxpayer...