Top 4 Tax Tips You Need for 2024

Written By:
Haley Sacks
(aka Mrs. Dow Jones)

#1 — Get Those Tax Breaks

One of the most consistently important tips! Don't forget about all of the ways you can get a tax break this season. A few of the most common tax breaks are:

  • Charitable Donations
  • Student Loan Interest
  • Child and Dependent Care
  • Refinancing a Mortgage
  • Jury Duty
  • 401ks

#2 — File For Free

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#3 — Consider Itemizing

When filing your taxes, it's obviously SO much easier to click that standard deduction option. But hold up…you might want to consider itemizing, ESPECIALLY if you're a freelancer or small business owner. It'll take more work and time, but if you had work expenses that totaled more than $14,600 (for single filers), itemizing is the option for you!

#3 — Take Advantage of Tax Credits

There are SO many credits available that many taxpayers don't even know about. Some of the biggest tax credits people miss are the Saver's Tax Credit (yes, get credit for saving money!), American Opportunity Credit (designed for eligible students participating in an education program higher than high school), and Child Tax Credit (claim those kids, parents!)

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