Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) was signed into law on August 16, 2022. The IRA includes significant provisions related to climate change, health care, and, of course, taxes. The IRA also addresses the federal budget deficit. According to the Congressional Budget Office (CBO), the IRA is projected to reduce the deficit by around $90 billion over the next 10 years.
Although the IRA falls far short of Biden’s originally proposed $2 trillion Build Back Better Act, the $430 billion package nonetheless is a sprawling piece of legislation bound to affect most Americans over time. Here’s an overview of some of what the bill includes.
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Planning for current and future education expenses is especially important. Several tax incentives can help reduce the cost of paying for higher education. These incentives include the American Opportunity Tax Credit, Lifetime Learning Credit, Qualified Tuition Programs, Student Loan Interest Deduction, 529 Plans, and the Coverdell Education Savings Account. The incentives can be a credit deduction or exclusion and may be limited by income.
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