You can claim credits and deductions when you file your tax return.
How Credits and Deductions Work
Tax credits and deductions can change the amount of tax you owe so you pay less.
1. can reduce the amount of tax you owe.
2. Deductions can reduce the amount of your income before you calculate the tax you owe.
Claim Federal Tax Credits and Deductions
Claim certain credits and deductions on your tax return and you may be able to get a larger refund or decrease the amount of taxes you owe.