In the “You Got This” Weekly Series, we will answer a question from our customers found on Facebook, Twitter, TaxACT’s Blog and around the web. Question: I am a graduate student and I receive nearly full remission of tuition and fees from my university as part of my compensation for my teaching assistantship. My 1098-T shows that I “paid” […]
Paying income taxes is the civic duty of all Americans, with the money helping to pay for national defense, highways, schools and police departments, among other things. While we’re happy to pay our fair share, no one wants to pay too much income tax. That’s where tax deductions and credits come into play.
With so many tax-favored plans, credits, and deductions, education tax benefits can seem complicated. Where do you start? If the number of available education tax benefits is any indication, the government has taken interest in promoting higher education and making it easier for more people to attain it. Sorting out all the different benefits can […]
Start your tax planning early! As a busy college student, it’s easy to put off thinking about taxes until it’s time to file. That could cost you, however. You can only do so much about lowering your tax bill when you’re preparing your return. To make sure you’re not paying more tax than you should, be […]
Other than buying a home, a college education is one of the biggest investments Americans typically make. College costs are continually on the rise making student loan debt at an all time high to $870 Billion. The average student is more than $27,000 in debt. Fortunately, you may be able to cut your college costs […]
Do you dread income tax time every year? Well if there is one thing to remember during income tax time, to maybe ease the process, remember this: Three out of four taxpayers receive a federal refund, and the average direct-deposited refund last year was $3,116. Pretty nice tax refund don’t you think? Tax savings opportunities […]