America Avoids the Fiscal Cliff, Which Could Mean More Money in Your Pocket [Slideshow]

Tax Deductions and Credits

On New Year’s Day everyone was on pins and needles wondering if they were going to owe more money on their taxes if America fell over the “fiscal cliff“.  Later that evening, Congress passed the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012, which helped 98% of Americans keep more money in their pocket.  The new act made permanent, and extended many tax laws to help families, such as AMT, Educator Expense Deduction, Tuition and Fees Deduction, and Energy Tax Breaks to name a few.  Check out our slideshow to see how some of these tax benefits can help you get the money you deserve at tax-time.

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  1. Can two parents who are separated never married but share in the tuition college and book expense of our son deduct their portion of the expense?

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