The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009 was signed into law by President Obama on February 17, 2009. The bill is intended to provide a stimulus to the U.S. economy in the wake of the economic downturn. The bill includes federal tax cuts, expansion of unemployment benefits and other social provisions, including domestic spending in education, health care, and infrastructure, including the energy sector.
Yes, if you move, you need to notify the IRS of your new address. We can change our records so that any tax refunds due to you or any other IRS communications will reach you in a timely manner. Submit Form 8822, Change of Address, to request an address change.
There is no exemption from tax for full-time students. Every U.S. citizen or resident must file a U.S. income tax return if certain income levels are reached. Factors that determine whether you have an income tax filing requirement include:
Deductible educational expenses include:
Alimony, separate maintenance, and similar payments from your spouse or former spouse are taxable to you in the year received:
To help determine if these payments are considered alimony, please read the following rules that apply to payments under divorce or separation instruments executed after 1984. They also apply to instruments that were modified after 1984 to specify that the following rules apply or to change the amount or period of payment or to add or delete any contingency or condition.
A payment to or for a spouse or former spouse under a divorce or separation instrument is alimony, if the spouses do not file a joint return with each other, if all the following conditions are met:
No, child support payments are neither deductible by the payer nor taxable to the payee. When you total your gross income to see if you are required to file a tax return, do not include child support payments received.
No, you can not claim a credit for the amount of higher education expenses paid by a tax-free scholarship.