Internal Revenue Service

Income Tax

What Is Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC)?

Geared primarily towards low-to-middle income, working individuals and families, the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) is a federal benefit able to provide relief to those who meet specific criteria, by reducing the amount of tax owed and by increasing the amount of tax monies refunded, as determined after filing. Both single and married people can benefit from EITC, regardless of whether or not they have children or other dependents.

04/01/2015

Small Business Tax Tips, Tax Help, Tax Tips, Small Business

Small Business Tax Tips: Are You Filing The Correct Forms?

It’s easy to make a mistake on your taxes, especially if you are a new business owner or running a small business. Before you file, dot your i’s and cross your t’s by making sure to use the correct tax forms.

03/15/2015

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Houston To Offer Benefits To Same-Sex Couples

Houston will provide health care and life insurance benefits to legally married same-sex spouses of city employees, officials announced Wednesday.

11/20/2013

Alisa Grisson plead guilty to falsely seeking over $7 million in tax refunds. (Getty Images)

Texas Woman Falsely Sought $7.4 Million In Tax Refunds

A tax preparer in Texas who wrongly sought $7.4 million in refunds for the 2009 tax year has pleaded guilty to making a false claim against the government.

11/14/2013

Filling Out Forms

Plenty Of Changes For Tax Filers This Year

Experts recommend using some type of guidance to navigate forms and maximize your returns.

03/18/2013

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As The Tax Man Cometh, Tips For Getting Ready

The IRS expects 75 percent of all 2012 returns will get a refund, so if you haven’t started preparing your taxes yet, do it.

03/04/2013