Urges Taxpayers to Remember Tax Credits

While many taxpayers have long since filed their taxes, plenty of others will be working on their 1040s over the next couple of days-particularly those who suspect they will owe Uncle Sam this year. And leading online tax preparation service ( has some advice for those folks: Don’t forget tax credits.

“Tax credits are there to help people keep more of their income, and they apply especially to the taxpayers who need them most,” explained Michele Tyson, spokesperson. “That includes parents, caregivers, students and low-income Americans.”

To help customers take advantage of applicable tax credits, includes information in its FAQ section as well as during the filing process. Credits for which customers may be eligible include the child tax credit of $1,000 per dependent child; the Hope Scholarship Credit and the Lifetime Learning Credit of up to $1,500 and $2,000, respectively, for higher education expenses; the child care and dependent care credits of up to $3,000 per child or dependent; and the earned income credit/refund, available to taxpayers whose adjusted gross income is below certain established levels.

“Many people who do their own taxes are unaware they may qualify for one or more of these credits,” said Tyson. “We really advise people to try a tax preparation service like so they don’t miss any of the information that is not always easy to understand on the tax forms themselves. Our process gives people information about tax credits and other important points in a very understandable, reader-friendly way.”

Tyson added that taxpayers who think they may be eligible for one or more of the tax credits should visit to learn more.

An IRS-authorized e-file provider, was founded in 2002 with the goal of helping people prepare and file their taxes quickly, easily and affordably. Since then, has grown to become one of the most popular online tax preparation services. For more information about, visit

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