Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Top 10 reasons to question jobs, growth.(Business Outlook)

Byline: Your Taxes James Hamill For the Journal

Not everyone loves tax columns, but everyone loves Top 10 lists. Today's column deals with the age-old question: "Can we have too much of a good thing?"

In 2001, we got the Economic Growth and Tax Relief Reconciliation Act; in 2002, the Job Creation and Worker Assistance Act; and 2003 has given us the Jobs and Growth Reconciliation Act.

Clearly we are awash in jobs and growth.

Our lack of familiarity with such good times leads to the following questions:

* Do you qualify for the expanded child credit?

A child now gives you a $1,000 tax credit -- up from $600. Better still, the extra $400 will arrive in the mail soon, if you qualify. …

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