This late in the tax season you definitely don’t want to rush and miss tax benefits that you deserve and are entitled to. Some key ways to make sure you don’t leave anything out is to review your year for life changes (marriage, divorce, etc.), use a checklist of overlooked credits or deductions and lastly, get help from a knowledgeable tax professional.
If you went back to school last your, you may be eligible for the $2,500 American Opportunity Credit or the $2,000 Lifetime Learning Credit.
If you purchased an eco-friendly vehicle last year, you may be eligible for the Alternative Motor Vehicle Credit.
Check out Jackson Hewitt's MyTaxManager for a list of the most commonly overlooked deductions and credits. We also provide a checklist to help you gather the information needed to make filing your tax return easier.