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American Opportunity Tax Credit

Individual Taxes: TaxVox
While many Republican presidential candidates are promoting their versions of broad-based tax reform, Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton so far seems disinterested in fundamentally restructuring the code. Instead, she’d retain the framework of the current tax law, while tweaking the code to
August 11, 2015Howard Gleckman
: TaxVox
The IRS and the ACA: Working hard and working well. The IRS, thanks to years of preparation since the Affordable Care Act became law in 2010, has managed the current tax filing season smoothly, according to IRS Commissioner John Koskinen , even with new ACA burdens and IRS budget cutbacks . “It's
April 13, 2015Renu Zaretsky
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
President Obama will feature higher education prominently in next week’s budget—a choice that makes sense, given that educational attainment is the most straightforward pathway for economic advancement. Many of his ideas, which he highlighted in his State of the Union address, are controversial.
January 25, 2015Kim S. RuebenSandy Baum
: TaxVox
DC residents will likely see tax cuts—the largest in 15 years. The DC Council voted yesterday to support $165 million in tax cuts , a plan based in part on recommendations made by the DC Tax Revision Commission . Tax burdens for low- and middle-income residents would decrease in January. For four
May 29, 2014Renu Zaretsky
Campaigns, Proposals, and Reforms: TaxVox
Tax-based aid for higher education quadrupled between 2000 and 2010 and will continue to be a large part of the financial aid story – at least through 2017 when the American Opportunity Tax Credit is scheduled to expire. As part of a series of reports on federal financial aid, the Center for Law
February 25, 2013Elaine Maag