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A blog by Michael DiSabatino CPA with topics on Tax Savings, Business, Management and more...

Fund Your Retirement or Your Child's College?

As our students prepare to head back to school, many families face the difficult decision to save for retirement or use those funds to pay for their children’s college education. If you are facing that dilemma, here are some thoughts:

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Check the "support" test to maintain dependent deductions

Check the "support" test to maintain dependent deductions

Keep your college student qualified as your dependent by meeting the "support" test. Generally, your child cannot provide over...

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May 2015 DiSabatino CPA Newsletter

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In this issue:

  • A First Job
    Your Introduction to Taxes  
  • Five Interesting Consumer Inventions  
  • Change a Little... Save a Lot  
  • Financing for College? Be Creative.  

This month:

  •  May 10th:
    Mother's Day
  • Check May 25th:
    Memorial Day

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College Tax Savings: 2014 EditionEvery little break helps


College Tax Savings: 2014 Edition
Every little break helps


With the start of school just around the corner, it is hard to ignore the high cost of funding a college education. Thankfully, there is some help within the tax code. Outlined here are three of the more popular ways to reduce your taxes in 2014 as a result of this educational expense burden.

Who Qualifies:

Typically you, your spouse, or a dependent who can be claimed as an exemption on your individual tax return

Qualified Expenses:

Tuition and fees, course-related books, supplies and equipment

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Get 'extra credit' for your kids in college

HARVARDGet 'extra credit' for your kids in college

The price tag on a college diploma keeps going up, but at least you might be able to salvage some tax benefits if you're paying the tab.

An Example: If your child is attending college this fall, you may have a chance to claim an enhanced tax break for higher education expenses.

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