13 Tax Breaks for the Middle Class

Middle-class Americans are still feeling a financial squeeze. Fortunately, there are several tax breaks to help those who are struggling financially.

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Whether it's dealing with an economic crisis or a health pandemic, middle-income Americans have faced significant financial problems for quite a while now. One reason for this can be attributed to the fact that income for middle-class families continues to rise at a much slower rate than for higher-income Americans.

Thankfully, the number of tax breaks available to low- to middle-income Americans has risen thanks to recent legislation. Many of these tax breaks are temporary, but it's vital for everyone, especially those needing financial assistance, to claim all the tax breaks legally available to them.

Here are 13 tax breaks for middle-income Americans to look at as you plan for and then file your next tax return. Some of these tips can help fatten your wallet and save you money.

William Neilson
Associate Tax Editor, Kiplinger.com

William joined Kiplinger in July 2021. Prior to this, William worked in the tax world for over 15 years. He spent time working at the IRS, the U.S. Tax Court, and several private law firms where he dealt with both individual and corporate clients. He has a B.A. in Journalism from the University of Georgia, a J.D. from the Loyola University College of Law, and an LL.M. in Taxation from the Northwestern School of Law.