In 2022, the per-child tax deduction will increase by $500. Families making up to $40,000 will now be eligible for a $3,000 per-child deduction - an amount that gradually phases out as income increases. Yay for children!

We can see more of a focus on mental health this year in North Carolina. As the new year begins, so do new laws.

Roughly 20 laws went into effect in whole or in part on January 1, 2022. We have compiled a list of 13 of them you should know. Many of these new North Carolina laws are the start of a multiyear reduction in the individual income tax rate and another round of higher-income deductions.

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