Monday, March 15, 2010

Recovery Act Recap

The Obama stimulus plan, also known as ARRA - the 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, is over a year old. Here's a summary of all the tax code changes:

March 3 Did you receive an Economic Recovery Payment?
Feb. 8 You could owe the IRS this year
Jan. 24 Don't forget to take the Making Work Pay Credit
Dec. 28 Make home improvements & lower your tax bill
Dec. 26 Tax break for the unemployed
Dec. 24 Bought a car? Don't forget Sales Taxes
Dec. 22 More Eligible for Child Tax Credit
Dec. 20 Earned Income Tax Credit going up
Dec. 19 Higher credit for college students
Dec. 17 I'm a First-Time Homebuyer. What can I claim on my taxes?

In addition, the ARRA included:
  • Extension of AMT relief for 2009
  • Increased Transportation Subsidy
  • Health Coverage Tax Credit

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