The United States is always a friend to loyal citizens. The tax department is no exception. The 2011 tax season has met with some changes which includes the Tax Relief Act. The partial credit for Payroll taxes paid by the employer ceases to exist. Deductions for mortgage insurance premiums stop existing from 2011. The 30 percent tax credit for energy saving homes continues through 2011.
The American opportunity tax credit, Earned Income Tax Credit, and Tax Credit for College Tuition are extended till 2012. The credit of thousand dollars for an eligible child under the Child Tax Credit scheme extends through 2012. Tax rate reductions continue for long-term capital gains continue through 2012. Students are eligible for deduction of up to $4,000 on tuition.
The Internet would be the apt place for the U.S. citizens to make themselves aware of their income taxes details. The information regarding the IRS or the federal and state tax policies can be obtained from American government’s official website or authorized private websites. Be aware that the IRS never contacts taxpayers through email to alert them about pending refunds about their income taxes. Many scammers would make you believe that emails you receive are from the IRS, so as we enter the tax season, remember this.
If a citizen is suffering through low economic season and needs IRS tax relief, there are many options to resolve such problems. When it comes to preparing taxes, there are many tips and tools available online to help you. If you’re taxes aren’t too complicated, you can prepare and file your taxes online using programs such as Turbo Tax and H&R Block. These programs are quite good at guiding you through the process of preparing taxes and will automatically fill out the correct forms for you making it fast and easy to prepare taxes. If your taxes are more complicated, consider hiring an accountant who is an expert at tax laws.