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February 7, 2023
Don’t Miss These Five Tax Credits for Tax Year 2022
It’s that time of year again when Uncle Sam is knocking at the door. As you’re getting your paperwork together and preparing to file your taxes, don’t forget to consider the available credits for tax year 2022. Tax credits directly reduce the amount of tax you owe or increase your refund.1 A few select tax credits are even refundable — that means if you owe only $1 in taxes but qualify for a $500 credit, you’ll still get back the difference of $499. You don’t want to miss those if you qualify! Here are five tax credits that you won’t want to overlook:
Child Tax Credit
Qualifying taxpayers with dependent children under the age of 17 may be able to claim up to $2,000 per qualifying dependent, with up to $1,500 being refundable. Find out more and determine if you qualify here.
Earned Income Tax Credit
This tax credit is designed to give low- to moderate-income earners a tax break, and it’s also refundable, like the Child Tax Credit. You may be able to claim the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) for tax year 2022 if you’ve worked and earned income under $59,187 and have investment income below $10,300. There are a few other criteria to qualify. Find out more and check if you qualify here.
Clean Vehicle Tax Credits
Legislation passed by Congress called the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 created several new tax credits and deductions, including Clean Vehicle Credits. If you bought a new, qualified plug-in electric vehicle in 2022 or before, you may be eligible for a clean vehicle tax credit of up to $7,500. Learn more about the Electric Vehicle Tax Credit and related credits here.
Retirement Savings Contributions Credit
If you made certain contributions to an employer-sponsored retirement plan or an individual retirement arrangement (IRA), you may qualify for this tax credit. The amount you might qualify for is based on your adjusted gross income and the contribution amount you made. Learn more.
Residential Energy Credits
Did you install energy-efficient windows this year? This and many other qualifying energy-saving improvements to your home might have a second benefit: a tax credit. You may be eligible for a Residential Energy Credit if you made certain improvements to your home in tax year 2022. Learn more.
For a full list of tax credits and deductions that might lower your tax bill, visit IRS.gov.
Get the TurboTax® Perk for Grow members
There are dozens of credits and deductions available, so the best way to ensure you’re in the best possible tax position is to work with a certified tax preparer. When you’re ready to file, don’t forget that Grow Financial members are eligible for a rebate of up to $15 on Federal TurboTax® online products.2
Did you know that taxpayers with an Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) of $73,000 or less may qualify for free federal tax filing through the IRS Free File program? Find out about free filing options at IRS Free File.
1For specific tax advice, please consult a qualified tax professional.
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How to Find Your Routing & Account Numbers
When you make a payment online, by phone or on a mobile device, you may be asked for our routing number and your checking account number. Credit unions and banks use these numbers to identify accounts and make sure money gets where it’s supposed to be. You’ll also need to provide your routing and checking account numbers for:
- Direct deposits
- Electronic checks
- Military allotments
- Wire transfers
Where to Find Your Routing & Checking Account Numbers
Your personal checks include both our routing number and your account number, as shown on the Grow check example below.
Don’t have a Grow check? No worries.
Visit any Grow store and ask for a Direct Deposit Form. It lists both your routing number and checking account number.
Making a Loan Payment
When it comes to making payments, we try to make it as painless as possible to pay your loan every month. We have several different ways to pay, including convenient online options.
You have two ways to pay online by transferring funds from another bank or credit union.
- Grow Online Banking (Preferred payment method for any loan)
This is the simplest way to pay your loan. You can make one-time payments or set up automatic recurring payments in Grow Online Banking. Once you log in, select “Transfer/Payments” from the menu. If you’re not enrolled in Grow Online Banking yet, you can set up your account in just a few minutes.
- Debit Card or ACH (Available for auto, personal loans and HELOCs)
Note: ACH and debit card payments are not available for credit cards or most mortgages, except HELOCs.
We accept ACH payments with no additional fees or Mastercard® and Visa® debit cards with a convenience fee of $4.95. To get started with an online ACH or debit card payment, select Pay Now below.
Pay by Mail
You can also pay any Grow loan by check through the mail. Please remember to include your account number and Grow loan number on the check. (For credit card payments, please do not write your 16-digit credit card number on the check, which can cause a delay in processing the payment.)
Address for auto, credit card, personal loan and HELOC payments:
Grow Financial Federal Credit Union
P.O. Box 75466
Chicago, IL 60675-5466
Address for personal first or second mortgages and home equity payments:
Grow Financial Federal Credit Union
P.O. Box 11733
Newark, NJ 07101-4733
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