Premium Tax Credit

In general, if you purchase health insurance through the Marketplace, you don’t qualify for any premium assistance when your income is too high. However, for 2021 and 2022, if your household income is more than 400% of the federal poverty line (FPL), you may be eligible to claim the premium tax credit (PTC) and will
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Education Tax Benefits

For 2021, the tuition and fees deduction is gone, but you might benefit from the lifetime learning credit if your income is below $90,000 ($180,000 if MFJ), which matches the income limitations for the American opportunity tax credit. Furthermore, COVID-19 emergency financial aid grants under the CARES Act are excluded from gross income, but qualified
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Child Tax Credit

For 2021 only, the child tax credit (CTC) increased from $2,000 to $3,000 for each child under age 18, or $3,600 for each child under age 6. Unfortunately, the extra amount ($1,000 or $1,600, respectively) is reduced when income exceeds $150,000 for married taxpayers filing a joint return (MFJ) and qualifying widow(er)s (QW), $112,500 for
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Social Security Benefit to Increase in 2022

Approximately 70 million Americans will see a 5.9% increase in their Social Security benefits and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) payments in 2022. Federal benefit rates increase when the cost-of-living rises, as measured by the Department of Labor’s Consumer Price Index (CPI-W). The CPI-W rises when inflation increases, leading to a higher cost-of-living. This change means
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