Work Opportunity Tax Credit saves employers tax dollars
The Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) is available to employers who hire individuals from one of eleven targeted groups. Recent legislation extended the credit through December 31, 2013. To take the credit, the employee(s) you hire must be from one of the following targeted groups:
|The optional standard mileage rate for the business use of an automobile is 56.5 cents per mile in 2013.|
New rules tighten your options
For the 2013 tax year, children, under the age of 18 who have unearned income in excess of $2,000,are taxed at their parent'shigher rate. At age 18. the kiddie tax applies unless the child provides more than 50% of his/her own support. The kiddie tax also applies to full-time studnets between the ages of 19 and 23 unless they provide more than 50% of their own support. Generally, unearned income includes interest and dividend income, capital gains, taxable social security benefits, and pension distributions.
Along with the lazy, hazy days of summer come some extra expenses, including summer day camp. But, the IRS has some good news for parents: those added expenses may help you qualify for a tax credit.
Many parents who work or are looking for work must arrange for care of their children under 13 years of age during the school vacation. The Child and Dependent Care Credit is available for expenses incurred during the summer and throughout the rest of the year.