Tag Archives: Child Tax Credit

New Rules for Qualifying Child

Tax Provisions in HR 6893 Signed Into Law Oct 7, 2008 In addition to the Emergency Economic Act of 2008, President Bush has signed a little known Act which contains a clarification of the uniform definition of a qualifying child for purposes of the dependency exemption, EITC, dependent care, and HH filing status. This change […]

IRS Will Send Stimulus Payments Automatically Starting

Eligible Taxpayers Must File a 2007 Tax Return to Receive Rebate WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service today advised taxpayers that in most cases they will not have to do anything extra this year to get the economic stimulus payments beginning in May. “If you are eligible for a payment, all you have to do […]

IRS Publication 17 Now Easier To Navigate Online

Courtesy of IRS TT-2008-11 Are you facing a lot of different tax questions this year? IRS experts have pulled together an overview of common tax issues in one convenient place — Publication 17, Your Federal Income Tax. This updated publication, available on the IRS Web site, IRS.gov, contains a vast array of helpful information for […]

Getting Lives in Order

Today TaxMama hears from Don in Idaho, who’s being helpful. Don says, “I have a couple of friends who are trying to get their lives in order. They earned about $16,175.00 last year & have 3 children under age 5. I calculate they can receive $730 in Additional Child Tax Credit. Is there anyway they […]

Inmate Income

Today TaxMama hears from Karen in the Tax Parlor, who’s curious. “I’m seeing in my tax prep software, a reference to “inmate income”. Is income earned by inmates taxed or handled differently? Just curious.”