My husband is a CPA, so he does the taxes each year and then comes to me and says, "Sign here" about six times. I pretty much failed the mock tax paperwork test in Cosumer Education class in high school. Something about all the fine print and mostly, the numbers, turns me off.
Anyway, here's a new article by the IRS regarding the tax credit/refund guidelines. I hope you find it helpful. It's easy to read and understand, and that's coming from the girl who used to have panic attacks in college math class. ;)