Proposed federal tax regulations may forbid a federal tax deduction for any donations made which also qualify for state tax credits, if the credit is more than 15% of the total donated. Recent changes in federal tax laws, have increased the standard deduction allowed when filing taxes for 2018, which will also reduce the number of taxpayers who will itemize their deductions. The new standard deduction amounts for taxpayers are:
To get the most out of their education, it’s important that children attend school every day; it’s also the law. Read the Heritage attendance policy to be certain that, due to excessive absences, your child is not considered habitually truant, which could result in penalties for parents and students.
Does your child have a cell phone? The odds are the answer is “Yes.” Statistics show that 56 percent of children 8-12 have a cell phone. It’s difficult to think of a product or technology, designed for adults, that was so quickly and ubiquitously co-opted by kids. Of course, Mom and Dad have to buy the phones and pay the bills, but cell phones have become a necessity in many kids’ lives.
To ensure your child has a great first day of school, students and parents are urged to attend Meet the Teacher Night on Thursday, July 26, from 3-7 p.m. You’ll be able to tour the school, purchase uniform shirts, learn the school bus stops and pick-up times, bring in school supplies, and, of course, meet the teacher.