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Tax Credits for Families

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  • Child and Dependent Care Credit

    If you paid someone to care for a child or a dependent so you could work, you may be able to reduce your tax by claiming the credit for child and dependent care expenses on your federal income tax return, according to the IRS. Content Detail

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    Internal Revenue Service
  • Earned Income Tax Credit

    The EIC is a special tax benefit for working people who earn low or moderate incomes. Workers who qualify for the EIC and file a federal tax return can get back some or all of the federal income tax that was taken out of their pay during the year. They may also get extra cash back from the IRS. Even workers whose earnings are too small to have paid taxes can get the EIC. Content Detail

    By:
    Center on Budget and Policy Priorities
  • Earned Income Tax Credit Fact Sheet

    PDF document (may load slowly). Content Detail

    By:
    South Carolina Appleseed Legal Justice Center
  • Frequently Asked Tax Questions About the Child Care Credit

    This web page answers common questions about tax credits that you can claim on your tax filings relating to child care expenses. Content Detail

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    Internal Revenue Service, Department of the Treasury
  • Frequently Asked Tax Questions About the Earned Income Tax Credit

    This web page answers common questions about the Earned Income Tax Credit for families with children. Content Detail

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    Internal Revenue Service, Department of the Treasury
  • Frequently Asked Tax Questions and Answers

    Find answers to common tax questions on the IRS web site by reviewing the categories of questions or doing a search by keyword or category. Content Detail

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    Internal Revenue Service
  • General Introduction to Children Law

    This handbook is designed to give parents a general understanding of their children's rights to receive financial assistance, medical assistance, and educational services. The handbook also explains a child's rights in relation to disciplinary actions at school, encounters with the police, and confinement in detention facilities. Content Detail

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    American Bar Association
  • IRS.gov - The Web Site of the Internal Revenue Service

    This web site contains tax information for (1) Individuals, (2) Businesses, (3) Charities & Non-Profits, (4) Government Entities, (5) Tax Professionals, and (6) Retirement Plans. Content Detail

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    Internal Revenue Service, U.S. Department of the Treasury
  • Reduce Your Taxes

    You could pay less federal income tax or qualify for a tax refund if you meet income guidelines under the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC)! Through the Earned Income Tax Credit program, the federal government returns money to low-income workers—to encourage work and to reduce poverty. Content Detail

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    Appleseed Foundation
  • SC Centers for Equal Justice Taxpayer Brochure

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    South Carolina Legal Services - Columbia
  • Tax Information for Individuals

    From these pages of the IRS web site you may (1) find out the status of your IRS refund, (2) learn how to file your tax returns electronically, (3) find out if you qualify for the Earned Income Tax Credit, (4) calculate the amount that your employer should withhold from your earnings, and much more. Content Detail

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    Internal Revenue Service