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How the Fiscal Cliff Deal Affects Teachers

By | January 17th, 2013|Categories: Potpourri of Tax Topics|Tags: , , |

I originally wrote this article for the Iowa World Language Association's blog. IWLA is a statewide organization for teachers of foreign languages from the kindergarten level up through the college level. My wife, who is a professor of Spanish at Simpson College, is currently the president of IWLA. I've been asked to blog about various tax [...]

DOMA Strikes Again – College Financial Aid Issues

By | October 20th, 2011|Categories: Same-Sex Marriage and Taxes|Tags: , , |

I talk a lot about the effects the Federal Defense of Marriage Act has on taxes for same-sex married couples.  But DOMA reaches beyond just taxes; it impacts everything at the federal level because for all federal purposes, same-sex married couples are considered legal strangers.  As this New York Times article points out, this affects things [...]

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IRS Has Back-to-School Tax Tips for Students and Parents

By | August 19th, 2011|Categories: Potpourri of Tax Topics|Tags: , , , , |

Hard to believe, but it's already back-to-school time.  The IRS has information about the education credits and deductions that are available (from IRS Summertime Tax Tip 2011-18): Typically, these benefits apply to you, your spouse or a dependent for whom you claim an exemption on your tax return. 1.  American Opportunity Credit  This credit, originally created [...]

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Credits and Deductions for College Expenses

By | February 8th, 2011|Categories: Potpourri of Tax Topics|Tags: , , , |

For those of you who have college expenses for yourself or your dependents, here are the changes and options available for 2010 returns. The Hope Credit does NOT exist anymore The American Opportunity Credit DOES exist.  The credit is available for students in the first 4 years of college who are pursuing a degree or other [...]

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