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Are You Leaving Money on the Table?

It is not easy to balance a household budget when you have a low income. But you can supplement your income by claiming all of the benefits and supports you have the right to claim. Here is a checklist. Make sure you are not leaving money on the table! more...

Earned Income Credit

Does the Government Owe You Money? What is the EIC? Can I Claim the EIC? How Much is the Credit? My Children Live With Me, But Their Other Parent Claims Them for the EIC. The Person who did my Taxes says that I Can't Claim the EIC. Is this True? My Children Live with Me, But I've Agreed that there other Parent can more...

Child Related Tax Credits: Who is a "Qualifying Child?"

Why do I need to know who is a "qualifying child?" If you have children, there are some tax credits you might be able to claim. To do this, you need to figure out if your child meets the definition the IRS uses for a "qualifying child." This guide explains what that means. Which tax credits use this definition? There are five child-related tax credits. The IRS has a standard definition of what makes a child a “qualifying c more...

Get a Refund on Your Property Taxes or Rent

Tax credits for people with low incomes who own their own homes or pay rent. more...

Get It Back: Tax Credits for People Who Work

Posted by the National Center for Budget and Policy Priorities, this site contains outreach fliers and posters in several languages, as well as comprehensive details about the claiming the Earned Income Tax Credit and other important income tax credits for workers.  more...

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