What is the Standard Deduction?

The standard deduction is the amount of income you get to deduct from your total taxable income. Because the standard deduction lowers your taxable income, it means you pay less income tax. In 2019, the standard deduction for someone filing as single is $12,200. For a Head of Household, the standard deduction is $18,350. And…

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What is the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC)?

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Hi, I’m Dirk. I’m a tax expert with Intuit’s TurboTax and I’m here today to talk to you about the Earned Income Tax Credit. What is the Earned Income Tax Credit? It’s a tax credit available for those who are low- and moderate-income families and the benefit varies depending on whether you have children or not. If you’re…

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