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Learn the ABCs of Higher Education Tax Breaks

Posted on Wed, Aug 30, 2017

Back-to-school season is a good time to review the federal tax breaks that are currently available if you or a loved one will be attending college or graduate school this fall. After all, a higher education degree is one of the biggest investments you'll ever make.

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Tags: Education Credits, Higher Education, American Opportunity Credit

10 Elections That Could Save Money on Your 2015 Federal Taxes

Posted on Tue, Jan 26, 2016

This year's presidential election has drawn significant attention, but the elections you make on your 2015 personal tax return can be just as important to your financial welfare. Here's a list of 10 potential elections for individuals (including self-employed taxpayers) to consider making before tax day on April 18, 2016 (or April 19 for taxpayers in Maine and Massachusetts due to their Patriot's Day observances).

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Tags: Tax Extension, Sales Tax, Section 179 Deductions, Education Credits, Investment, Tax Deduction, Home Office Deductions, Mileage Rate

Managing the High Cost of Higher Education

Posted on Wed, Jun 18, 2014
  Higher education is the key to a brighter future -- but the cost of pursuing undergraduate and graduate degrees is more than many Americans can afford. The cost for one year of tuition and fees varies widely among colleges. The average cost of tuition and fees for the 2013-2014 school year was $30,094 at private colleges, $8,893 for state residents at public colleges, and $22,203 for out-of-state residents attending public universities, according to the College Board.
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Tags: EHTC Article, student loans, Section 529 Plans, Education Credits, Higher Education, Articles, Education costs, Financial Aid