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We’ve compiled tips for how to do your 2018 taxes. Go to IRS.gov for more tips. Susan Tompor, Detroit Free Press Personal Finance Columnist

When you’re trying to get the , don’t forget the kids.

Sure, parents can grumble every day about how much they’re spending on everything from diapers for newborns to hockey lessons for grade-school athletes. But the closer you get to April 15, well, the more you love packing school lunches. 

“People know that having children helps their taxes,” said Lynn Ebel, director of the Tax Institute at H&R Block.

Key changes for families took place in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017. Even so, many tax breaks relating to