Tax Credits can often bring you more benefits than deductions.
Education Credit: : If you are taking courses to increase your employable skills, or your children are going to college, you may be able to benefit from credits up to $5,000.
Child Credits: If you have children and pay someone to look after them while you work, you may qualify for a $4,000.
Energy Efficiency Credit: If you have made energy efficient improvements to your home you may benefit from a $500 credit.
Plug-in Vehicle Conversion Credit: If you have converted your vehicle from gas-powered into a plug-in electric vehicle, you may qualify for a credit of $4,000.