You can save yourself real money come tax time.

By Taylor Tepper
February 26, 2016

This article originally appeared on Money.

For young couples, tax-prep season becomes even more complicated once you add a child to the mix. When Mrs. Tepper and I welcomed our son into the world two years ago, little did we appreciate how the new deductions and credits would impact our bottom line.

Last year we dove blindly into our returns and hoped to come out ahead on the other side. This year I wanted a little advice, so I turned to Naomi Ganoe, a CPA and director at the accounting firm CBIZ MHM. She spelled out three of the basic tax breaks that new parents need to understand.

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