Proposed tax legislation

President Obama has proposed some tax relief for American families. Among the tax provisions of the proposed legislation The American Recovery and Reinvestment Tax Act of 2009 (ARRT) is a refundable tax credit of 6.2% (equal to the social security tax withheld from your pay) of earned income, not to exceed $500 for a single person or $1000 on a joint return. There are also proposed temporary increases in education credits, the Earned Income Credit and Child Tax Credit, and a waiver of the repayment requirement in certain cases if a taxpayer chooses the First-Time Home Buyer’s Tax Credit.