Category Archives: Earned Income Tax Credit

Refund Timing for Earned Income Tax Credit and Additional Child Tax Credit Filers

Taxpayers who claim the Earned Income Tax Credit or the Additional Child Tax Credit may experience a refund hold. According to the Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes (PATH) Act, the IRS cannot issue these refunds before mid-February. The IRS expects the first EITC/ACTC related refunds to be available in taxpayer bank accounts or on debit…

What Should You Do If Someone Claims Your Children On Their Tax Return?

No matter how hard you try to safeguard personal information, there is still a chance that someone could steal or otherwise misuse your dependent’s Social Security number. Often, the use of another taxpayer’s Social Security number is a mistake resulting from another filer transposing the numbers during filing, but it can also be the result…

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