Child Care Tax Credit
If you paid someone to care for a child or a dependent
so you could work, you may be able to reduce your federal
income tax by claiming the credit for child and dependent
care expenses on your tax return, according to the IRS.
This credit is available to people who, in order to
work or to look for work, have to pay for child care
services for dependents under age 13. The credit is
also available if you paid for care of a spouse or a
dependent of any age who is physically or mentally incapable
For more information on the Child and Dependent Care
Credit, see Publication
503, Child and Dependent Care Expenses. You may
also order it by calling toll free 1-800-TAX-FORM (1-800-829-3676).
The Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC)
You may qualify for the Earned Income Tax Credit on
your tax return (EITC). The EITC is a tax credit for
lower income workers who meet certain rules. Over eighteen
million people already benefit from EITC. Yet some people
who are eligible don’t know it exists, how to
qualify, or how to claim it.
Find out if you qualify for the EITC, call 1-800-829-3676
for a free IRS Publication 596, Earned Income Credit.
You can also download it from the Internet at the IRS