The Making Work Pay Tax Credit

Created by the ARRA federal bill with an aim at leading to an economic recovery in the US, the Making Work Pat tax credit is something you should be familiar with when completing your tax return for 2009.

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The Making Work Pay Tax Credit

Created by the ARRA federal bill with an aim at leading to an economic recovery in the US, the Making Work Pat tax credit is something you should be familiar with when completing your tax return for 2009, according to the IRS. The first thing you will notice is a $400 refundable tax credit for single tax filers and an $800 tax credit for married couples. If your employer has taken the credit out of your withholding already, you will not be eligible for an additional credit.

Use Schedule M if you feel you have not already received the credit and want to claim it this tax filing season. You file the 1040EZ, there is a worksheet for line 8, in place of Schedule M, which will allow you to claim the credit directly on the main tax form.

The credit was spread evenly over a shorter period of time in 2009 than it will be in 2010. Therefore you might see some additional withholding in 2010 to compensate. There are some instances were the credit was deducted incorrectly for individual tax situations and you might have received a bigger tax credit during the year that legislated. Review Publication 919 to determine how much should have been deducted from your pay check and how much you will owe when you file your return.


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