We do this in three steps:
AGI is what you are taxed on, and there are ways to lower it—like accounting for qualified retirement plans and/or the interest paid on certain debt such as student loans.
Once your AGI is established, you can still reduce your tax burden by taking deductions for mortgage interest, charitable gifts, state taxes and more.
You may also qualify for tax credits you weren’t aware of which may reduce your tax burden. Some of the more common tax credits are the earned income credit, tax credits for college expenses, and the adoption of a child.
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