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.

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Sandra Block
Senior Editor, Kiplinger's Personal Finance

Block joined Kiplinger in June 2012 from USA Today, where she was a reporter and personal finance columnist for more than 15 years. Prior to that, she worked for the Akron Beacon-Journal and Dow Jones Newswires. In 1993, she was a Knight-Bagehot fellow in economics and business journalism at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. She has a BA in communications from Bethany College in Bethany, W.Va.