How taxes are paid comes down largely to the individual involved. People who make charity donations regularly have the opportunity to deduct a percentage of your adjusted gross income depending on the nature and tax-exempt status of the charity you’re contributing to.
Also, for taxpayers with children in the home, you may be eligible for a child tax credit that allows you to make deductions focusing on daycare and child care costs. Your child must be either under the age of 13 or unable to look after themselves, and this credit ranges from 20% to 35% of money spent on daycare up to limits of $3,600 per child depending on your income.
Did you know your home can help you save even more on taxes?
State by state laws play a larger role when it comes to property related tax deductions, so being aware of the restrictions and opportunities your state offers can be helpful in making the right decision.
These deductions are reported on the Schedule A or Schedule E section of form 1040 or 1040-SR depending on the nature of the deduction, and includes the always popular and often used property tax deduction and mortgage interest deduction.
Homeowners making regular mortgage payments have the potential to deduct interest rate payments from their taxes thanks to the mortgage interest deduction as an incentive from home ownership on Schedule A of the 1040 tax form. The personal property tax deduction is another property related write-off that was recently capped at a maximum of $10,000, and is also filed using Schedule A of the 1040 form.