Why Use a Tax Credit Instead of a Tax Refund?
There is a distinct difference between a tax credit and a tax refund. Many people do not realize this and automatically think that a tax credit will automatically result in a tax refund. This is not always the case. A tax credit is a credit that you apply to your taxes as a way to reduce your burden. This credit can help reduce your income, reduce your taxable amount on an object or reduce the amount you will owe in payments. It, however, does not automatically translate into cash back.
How Can I Get A Larger Refund With A Tax Credit?
When you use a tax credit to reduce your overall tax burden you will change your taxable income. When your income is net income is lowered you pay a different tax rate. If your deductions on your payroll are at a higher level than your now decreased net income you will receive a larger tax refund. However, since tax credits and tax rates change each year the tax refund is never a guaranteed thing. There are times when the tax credit only reduces the amount that you owe.
Can I Take Advantage Of The New Home Tax Credit This Year?
Most of the tax credits that were issued by the stimulus plan have already ended. So far, there are no new tax credits being offered for the upcoming tax season. For information on current tax credits and ones that are going to occur in the new year check the Internal Revenue website. Individual states may also offer tax credits for specific purchases only within their state. Look at your states department of revenue to see if you qualify for any old or new tax credits.
- Is A Tax Credit The Same As A Tax Deduction?
- How Is The Amount Of Tax Credit Determined?
- What Is The Earned Income Tax Credit?
- Will The Home Buyer Tax Credit Help?
- Can I Claim The Homebuyer Tax Credit If I Just Bought A Home?