More dependent children info needed this year

The IRS has increased penalties on tax preparers from $500 to $1530 per return for failure of due dilligence in claiming Earned Income Credit, Child Tax Credit and American Opportunity (Education) Credit.

Please bring any documentation that shows your children live with you and can be properly claimed. This can include school, medical or childcare records that show the child’s address. This is the IRS Form 886-H-EIC that specifies what could be needed to show your eligibility.

REMEMBER: bring Form 1098-T to claim any Education Credits. This is provided by the school or college and is required  to claim credits.

We ask for your patience since we will probably need to ask you more questions this year to satisfy the new IRS requirements.