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Fiscal Cliff Controls the Fate of Four Key Tax Breaks for Parents

December 26, 2012 Posted by kingcade

President Obama and Congress have yet to reach an agreement regarding the Fiscal Cliff. Many areas of the economy will be affected if we go over the Fiscal Cliff, one of them being a loss or lessening in certain tax breaks. Four of the tax breaks that will negatively affect parents’ financial state are the Child Tax Credit, Earned Income Tax Credit, Child and Dependent Care Credit and the American Opportunity Credit. Some families are at risk of losing money on more than one of the tax breaks, which will result in either the loss of thousands or owing thousands.

See below for the way each tax break will be affected if the country goes over the Fiscal Cliff:

1. The Child Tax Credit allows lower income families to claim up to $1,000 per every child under the age of 17. If the Bush and Obama tax cuts expire, the tax break will drop back to $500 and only extend to working families with three or more children. A family with only one or two children could end up paying $1,000.

2. The Child and Dependent Care Tax Credit allows working parents to claim up to $3,000 worth of expenses per child on up to two children. The parents could receive a maximum of 35 percent of this amount as a credit. If the Bush tax cuts expire, parents can claim up to $2,400 per child and receive a maximum of 30 percent as a credit.

3. The Bush and Obama administrations formulated the Earned Income Tax Credit, which allows married couples with a joint income below $50,270 and three or more children to receive up to $5,891. Obama also raised the maximum credit from 40 percent to 45 percent of earned income for families with three or more children. If the country goes over the Fiscal Cliff, the rate will fall back to 40 percent and the credit allotted by Bush’s Earned Income Tax Credit will drop approximately $5,000.

4. The American Opportunity Tax Credit was a part of Obama’s 2009 stimulus plan. The plan allows low-income families to claim up to $2,500 of credit for four years to help them pay for college fees. At the end of the year, Obama’s American Opportunity Tax Credit will expire and revert back to the Hope Credit, where the maximum credit will drop to $1,800 for only two years.

To read more on this story visit: http://money.cnn.com/2012/12/18/pf/taxes/parents-tax-breaks/index.html

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“Taxmaggedon” Expected to Throw the U.S. Back into a Recession

May 31, 2012 Posted by kingcade

At the end of the year, the Bush Administration’s tax cuts are set to expire. The Obama Administration’s payroll tax cuts are also set to expire along with cuts for several federal agencies, such as the Pentagon. All of these changes are expected to send the economy into another recession beginning in early 2013. If no changes are made to the expiring cuts, the economy will take an estimated $607 billion hit.

As of now, the Republicans and the President are not in agreement on how to avoid the recession. President Obama has made it clear he will veto any attempt at continuing Bush’s tax cuts, which is precisely what the Republicans want to happen. President Obama has threatened to veto any effort to amend current policies unless Republicans agree to let the Bush tax cuts expire for households earning more than $250,000 a year.

To read more on this story visit: http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/economy/cbo-taxmageddon-would-throw-us-back-into-recession/2012/05/22/gIQAblvliU_story.html

If you are in a financial crisis and are considering filing bankruptcy, contact an experienced attorney who can advise you of all of your options. As an experienced CPA as well as a proven bankruptcy lawyer, Timothy Kingcade knows how to help clients take full advantage of the bankruptcy laws to protect their assets and get successful results. Since 1996 Kingcade & Garcia, P.A. has been helping people from all walks of life build a better tomorrow. Our attorneys’ help thousands of people every year take advantage of their rights under bankruptcy protection to restart, rebuild and recover. The day you hire our firm, we will contact your creditors to stop the harassment. You can also find useful consumer information on the Kingcade & Garcia, P.A. at www.miamibankruptcy.com.