Tax Assistance (20)
American Opportunity Tax Credit (AOTC) The American Opportunity Tax Credit is a tax credit to help pay for education expenses paid for the first four years of education completed after high school. You can get a maximum annual credit of $2,500 per eligible student. If the credit brings th...
Capital Construction Fund Program The Capital Construction Fund (CCF) Program enables fishermen to construct, reconstruct, or under limited circumstances, acquire fishing vessels with before-tax, rather than after-tax dollars. The program allows fishermen to defer tax on income from ...
Child Tax Credit The Child Tax Credit program can reduce the Federal tax you owe by $1,000 for each qualifying child under the age of 17....
Child and Dependent Care Credit The child and dependent care credit can reduce your income tax if you have qualified child and dependent care expenses. You claim the credit on your federal income tax return....
Disaster Assistance and Emergency Relief Program Special tax law provisions may help taxpayers and businesses recover financially from the impact of a disaster, especially when the federal government declares their location to be a major disaster area. Both individuals and businesses in a federa...
Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) The Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), sometimes called EIC, is a refundable Federal tax credit for low to moderate-income working individuals and families. EITC helps you keep more of the money you earn. Congress originally approved the tax credit leg...
Farmer's Tax Guide The Farmers Tax Guide program is designed to offer Federal income tax credit to farmers....
Flexible Spending Account Program for the Federal Government (FSAFEDS) The Federal Flexible Spending Account Program (FSAFEDS) provides tax-advantaged flexible spending accounts that Federal employees can use to save on their eligible health care and dependent care expenses. By using pre-tax payroll contributions rather...
Free File Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Free File makes doing your Federal taxes less taxing, either through brand-name software or fillable forms that do the hard work for you. You can prepare and e-file your return all for free.  More than a dozen tax ...
Identity Protection Identity theft occurs when someone uses your personal information such as your name, Social Security number (SSN) or other identifying information, without your permission, to commit fraud or other crimes. Tax-related identity theft occurs when someo...
Innocent Spouse Relief Many married taxpayers choose to file a joint tax return because of certain benefits this filing status allows. Both taxpayers are jointly and individually responsible for the tax and any interest or penalty due on the joint return even if they later...
Lifetime Learning Credit (LLC) The Lifetime Learning Credit (LLC) is a tax credit used to offset the cost of tuition and related expenses. It can help eligible students pay for undergraduate, graduate and professional degree courses and courses taken to get or improve job skills. ...
Medical and Dental Expenses Tax Credit This program can reduce the Federal tax you owe by utilizing medical expense deductions. Medical expenses are the costs of diagnosis, cure, mitigation, treatment, or prevention of disease, and the costs for treatments affecting any part of function o...
Tax Benefits for Adoption The adoption credit and exclusion for employer-provided adoption benefits can reduce your income tax if you have qualified adoption expenses. You claim the credit or the exclusion on your federal income tax return....
Tax Benefits for Education Certain tax benefits may be available to you if you are saving for or paying education costs for yourself or another student who is a member of your immediate family. Most benefits apply only to higher education. The American Opportunity Tax Credit a...
Tax Counseling for the Elderly The Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) Program provides free tax assistance to individuals who are age 60 and older. Trained with IRS materials and certified by an IRS examination, a network of volunteers provides free tax counseling and assistance...
Tax Help for People with Disabilities The program provides tax relief for disabled individual taxpayers....
Tax Relief for Divorced or Separated Individuals There are certain special Federal tax rules for divorced or separated individuals that can result in a lower tax liability than would otherwise apply....
Terrorist Attack-Disaster Relief Information for Individuals For eligible individuals and families who were victims of terrorist attacks, special provisions were enacted under the Victims of Terrorism Tax Relief Act of 2001. Under this act, the federal income tax liability of those killed in the following atta...
Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program offers free tax help to people who generally make $53,000 or less, persons with disabilities, the elderly and limited English speaking taxpayers who need assistance in preparing their own tax returns...