Determine eligibility for available tax credits and complete an official worksheet for each credit, to demonstrate eligibility.
Note: Completing a tax form requires specific steps that need to be executed in a sequence. The assessments in this course are presented in a sequence and must be completed in order. Incorrect entries in previous assessments will result in incorrect entries in future assessments. Do not complete Assessment 5 until you have submitted and received faculty feedback for Assessment 4.
Tax credits work to lower taxpayer liability rather than provide refund incentives. A tax credit is subtracted directly from the taxpayer’s tax obligation, providing equal relief to all taxpayers. This can make the credit more valuable than a deduction taken during the filing process.
There are credits for foreign taxes paid, child and dependent care expenses, and for the elderly or disabled; credits for education, retirement savings contributions, and residential energy; and child tax credit, adoption, retirement savings, and earned income.
Note: The assessments in this course are presented in a sequence and must be completed in order. In Assessments 25, you will work stepbystep toward completing a 1040 tax return and all the necessary related forms, based on a provided scenario. Do not complete Assessment 5 until you have submitted and received faculty feedback for Assessment 4.
This assessment will require significant research and critical thinking to complete each required form successfully. An incorrect entry on one form will create incorrect entries in other forms.
There are two parts to this assessment. Be sure to complete both parts and submit the necessary materials.
Jacob and Taylor Weaver, ages 45 and 42 respectively, are married and are filing jointly in 2021.
Use the information in the scenario, on IRS.gov, and in the interactive IRS tools to interpret official rules and instructions to determine available tax credits.
Use the information in the scenario, on IRS.gov, and in the interactive IRS tools to Interpret official rules and instructions to complete the following:
By successfully completing this assessment, you will demonstrate your proficiency in the following course competencies and assessment criteria:
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