2012  Tax  Breaks  for Parents

As a parent, take advantage of the Federal Tax Benefits to which you are entitled.

For tax year 2012, these include:

1) Basic Exemption.  Deduct $3,800. for each dependent child under age 19 (under 24 for full-time students: any age if disabled).

2) Child Tax Credit.  Take up to $1,000. per child off your taxes if you have children under 17.  (Note: a tax credit is deducted from your tax, not your income.)

3) Child Care Credit.  Take a credit of up to $3,000 ($6,000 for two or more qualifying dependents) for day care or babysitter services.

4) Educational Tax Credits.  Take a credit of up to $2,500 for undergraduate college education expenses under the American Opportunity Act.

5) Deductions on Education-Related Interest.  Deduct up to $2,500 of interest paid on education-related loans.

6) Adoption Credit.  Take a tax credit of up to $12,650 if you adopted a child in 2012. 

This is only a partial list.  Tax issues can be complex, and there may be income and other qualifying limits.  Consult with your tax professional before you act.

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