Dana Bell has degrees in Accounting and Computer Information Systems. He graduated summa cum laude from the University of Texas at Tyler in 2012, and received his Enrolled Agent designation in 2014. He is also working toward CPA certification.
In addition to writing about tax accounting and business, Dana is a computer programmer, website developer and host, database guru, and graphic designer (Adobe Certified Expert). Favorite pastimes include disc golf, photography, chess, and Scrabble™.
Education Tax Credits covers the American Opportunity Tax Credit and other tax benefits with a focus on maximizing their value to taxpayers. This edition has been expanded to cover Coverdell, Section 529 Savings Plans, IRAs used for education, savings bonds, strategies for coordinating benefits, and tax software issues. The AOTC worksheet included is instrumental in calculating the maximum credit.
Education Tax Credit Essentials provides details for preparing returns with education tax credits such as the American Opportunity Tax Credit. This systematic analysis guides preparers in the steps required for education credit claims, from researching scholarships to coordinating with savings accounts and Pell grants. The AOTC worksheet included is instrumental in calculating the maximum credit.