Hurricanes Harvey and Irma have done their damage and more big storms may be on the way. Unfortunately, more than a few disasters occur almost every year in America. If you are unlucky enough to suffer a disaster-related loss, here’s what you need to know about the federal income tax implications.
As people prepare to file their taxes, there are things to consider. They will want to determine if they need to file and the best way to do so.
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The Earned Income Credit (EIC) is a valuable credit for lower-income taxpayers who work. It can be worth up to $6,318 for 2017, depending on your:
MEDICAL AND DENTAL EXPENSES
You can deduct most expenses relating to medical or dental diagnosis,
treatment or prevention as long as those expenses are in excess of
7.5 percent of your adjusted gross income (AGI).
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Whether you are paying for a college education or a teacher buying items for your classroom, education credits and deductions can help lower your tax bill.
The American Opportunity Credit, Lifetime Learning Credit or the Tuition and Fees Deduction may help offset the cost of higher education for you, your spouse and your dependents.
If you itemize your deductions on Form 1040, Schedule A, you may be able to deduct expenses you paid for medical care – including dental – for yourself, your spouse, and your dependents.
For you to be able to deduct the expense, it must be a common, helpful, and appropriate expense for your field of work. An expense does not necessarily have to be “required” for it to be deductible. However, if your employer reimbursed you for the expense, it cannot be included in your deduction.
How does the Affordable Care Act affect the tax return?
The tax return (Form 1040) is where individuals covered by the ACA whose gross income exceeds the threshold for filing a tax return are required to report if they have full-year minimum essential health care coverage for every person (taxpayer, spouse and dependent(s)) listed on the tax return.