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IRS To Accept Returns Claiming Education Credits by Mid-February

WASHINGTON – As preparations continue for the Jan. 30 opening of the 2013 filing season for most taxpayers, the Internal Revenue Service announced today that processing of tax returns claiming education credits will begin by the middle of February....

  • January 29, 2013

Five Ways to Offset Education Costs

College can be very expensive. To help students and their parents, the IRS offers the following five ways to offset education costs. The American Opportunity Credit This credit can help parents and students pay part of the cost of...

  • February 20, 2010

Ten Facts about the First-Time Homebuyer Credit

Many taxpayers who purchase a home this year will qualify for an $8,000 federal tax credit. The refundable first-time homebuyer credit is a major tax provision in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. But time is running...

  • September 18, 2009

First-Time Homebuyer Credit

Overview First-time homebuyers may be able to take advantage of a tax credit for homes purchased in 2008 or 2009. The credit: * Applies to purchases that close after April 8, 2008, and before Dec. 1, 2009. * Applies...

  • September 16, 2009