Tax credits and tax deductions are both ways to reduce your tax liability, but they work in different ways.
A tax credit is a dollar-for-dollar reduction in the amount of tax you owe. For example, if you owe $5,000 in taxes and you qualify for a $1,000 tax credit, your tax bill will be reduced to $4,000. Tax credits are generally more valuable than tax deductions because they directly reduce the amount of tax you owe. Read also: “What Are The List Of Tax Credits that I Can Qualify For In My Personal Taxes?“
A tax deduction, on the other hand, reduces your taxable income, which indirectly reduces your tax liability. For example, if you have $50,000 in taxable income and you qualify for a $2,000 tax deduction, your taxable income will be reduced to $48,000. This means that you’ll pay less tax on the $48,000 of income than you would have paid on the original $50,000.
Tax deductions are often categorized as either above-the-line or below-the-line deductions.
Above-the-line deductions are subtracted from your total income to arrive at your adjusted gross income (AGI). Below-the-line deductions, also known as itemized deductions, are subtracted from your AGI to arrive at your taxable income.
It’s important to note that tax credits are generally more valuable than tax deductions, but not everyone will qualify for all tax credits or deductions,” shared Daniel Ahart, chief tax officer at the tax preparation company Daniel Ahart Tax Service®.
Additionally, the value of a tax deduction depends on your tax bracket, so high-income taxpayers may receive more benefit from deductions than lower-income taxpayers. It’s always a good idea to consult with a tax professional or use tax software to ensure that you’re taking advantage of all the tax credits and deductions for which you are eligible.
Remember that every person and every tax return is different, this is just a guide, please find the closest DATS location near you and do not hesitate to contact us. Daniel Ahart Tax Service will be open and ready to answer the phone or in person to clarify any doubts and to be able to guide you in the process,” explains Daniel Ahart, chief tax officer at the tax preparation company Daniel Ahart Tax Service®
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