Today TaxMama® hears from Mel in the TaxQuips Forum, with this reasonable question. “I have a client who sends their 5 year old to a private Christian school for pre-K. Can this be deductible like daycare? Is private school deductible at all in the upper grades?”
Courtesy of IRS A tax credit is a dollar-for-dollar reduction of taxes owed. Some tax credits are refundable meaning if you are eligible and claim one, you can get the rest of it in the form of a tax refund even after your tax liability has been reduced to zero. Here are four refundable tax […]
Today TaxMama® hears from someone else in the TaxQuips Forum who is being audited. “This person is being audited by IRS for a child tax credit. At this point, she can no longer locate the care provider to get her Social Security Number – the woman’s phone is disconnected. She didn’t get receipts for her […]
Your kids can be helpful at tax time. That doesn’t mean they’ll sort your tax receipts or refill your coffee, but those charming children may help you qualify for some valuable tax benefits. Here are 10 things the IRS wants parents to consider when filing their taxes this year.
Today TaxMama hears from Melissa in Texas with this question. “ I would like to sign up for my employer’s cafeteria plan for the preschool child care expenses. It will allow me to pay for about $5,000 of the child care tax free. But my son’s daycare is over $11,000 a year. Can I claim […]
Many parents who work or are looking for work must arrange for care of their children under 13 years of age during the school vacation. Here are five facts the IRS wants you to know about a tax credit available for child care expenses. The Child and Dependent Care Credit is available for expenses incurred […]
Today TaxMama hears from Jon in Texas, who tells us. “I work and my wife stays at home. We have our daughter enrolled in a religious affiliated mother’s day out/ pre-k program twice a week. Can the tuition for this be deducted as a childcare expense or such?”
Today TaxMama hears from Jo Ann in Missouri who tells us, “I was watching the Early Show and watched a tax expert who was talking about deductions of which people may not be aware. At the very end, he mentioned that if you have an adult dependent that needs what my friend calls “mamma sitters”, […]