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J.K. Lasser's 75 Tax Tips for You and Your Family

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J.K. Lasser's 75 Tax Tips for You and Your Family

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Taxes are your least favorite thing to think about, but they're probably your largest expense every year. So why not reduce the burden and keep the extra money? With this concise guide, you'll quickly discover 75 ways to pay less in taxes -- all completely legal and practical.

Written in a straightforward and accessible style, and filled with practical insights that reflect recent tax law changes, J.K. Lasser's 75 Tax Tips for You and Your Family will help you take advantage of essential tax breaks and deductions.

Organized by subject matter, so you can easily find situations that apply to you, this book will help you make the most informed decisions possible when looking to save money on taxes, including tips for:

  • You and Your Family
  • Your Home
  • Medical Expenses
  • Retirement Savings
  • Education Costs
  • Your Job
  • Your Car
  • Inheritances

You don't need to be a financial professional to find ways to lessen your tax load. All you need is J.K. Lasser's 75 Tax Tips for You and Your Family. Read it today and start saving.

Taxes are your least favorite thing to think about, but they're probably your largest expense every year. So why not reduce the burden and keep the extra money? With this concise guide, you'll quickly discover 75 ways to pay less in taxes -- all completely legal and practical.

Written in a straightforward and accessible style, and filled with practical insights that reflect recent tax law changes, J.K. Lasser's 75 Tax Tips for You and Your Family will help you take advantage of essential tax breaks and deductions.

Organized by subject matter, so you can easily find situations that apply to you, this book will help you make the most informed decisions possible when looking to save money on taxes, including tips for:

  • You and Your Family
  • Your Home
  • Medical Expenses
  • Retirement Savings
  • Education Costs
  • Your Job
  • Your Car
  • Inheritances

You don't need to be a financial professional to find ways to lessen your tax load. All you need is J.K. Lasser's 75 Tax Tips for You and Your Family. Read it today and start saving.

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Table of Contents-
  • Introduction: 75 Trusted Ways to Save on Your Taxes ix

    Part 1 Ideas for Tax Savings in Your Teens and Twenties1

    Take a Tax Break for Your College Tuition 3

    Take a Tax Credit for Financed Higher Education 4

    Finance Graduate School through Your Job 5

    Claim a Deduction for Student Loan Interest Even Though YouDon't Repay the Loan Yourself 6

    Get Your Student Loans Canceled Tax Free 7

    Deduct Your Moving Costs to Take a Job 8

    Take a Job Overseas 9

    Enlist in the Military for a Slew of Tax Breaks 10

    Write Off Travel Costs for the National Guard and Reserve 11

    Select Tax-Free Fringe Benefits Wisely 12

    Fix Your Salary Reduction Contributions 13

    Extra Deduction for Work Clothes 14

    A Tip on Tips 15

    Get Health Insurance through Your Parent's Plan 16

    Use a Health Savings Account If You Don't Have Medical Coverage17

    When to Tie the Knot? 18

    Part 2 Ideas for Tax Savings in Your Thirties and Forties19

    Expecting the Birth of a Child This Year? 21

    Adopting a Child? 22

    Report Your Child’s Income on Your Return 23

    Careful Planning for Dependent Care FSAs 24

    Tax Credit for Summer Day Camp 25

    Triple Break for Energy Improvements 26

    Write Off Business Startup Costs 27

    Protect Your Home Office Deduction from Audit 28

    Transform Nondeductible Interest on Personal Credit Card Debtinto a Deduction 29

    Affected by a Flood, Storm, or Other Natural Disaster? 30

    Debt Cancellation with No Tax Cost 31

    Track All Your Car Usage 32

    Get a Double Benefit for Membership in a Union or ProfessionalAssociation 33

    Renew Membership Dues? 34

    Self-Employed? Put Your Child to Work for You 35

    Business Gift or Entertainment Cost? 36

    When Not to Save Receipts for T&E 37

    Year-End Strategies if You’re Self-Employed 38

    Make Your Business Losses Work for You 39

    Get Special Help from the IRS for Your Business 40

    Part 3 Ideas for Tax Savings in Your Fifties and Sixties41

    For Taxes, Age Matters! 43

    Don't Overreport Capital Gains or Underreport Capital Losses44

    Worthless Securities have Tax Value 45

    Don't Overreport Bond Interest 46

    Inheriting a Bond May Give You a Tax Deduction 47

    Year-End Sales of Securities 48

    Take an Ordinary Loss on Certain Stock Sales 49

    Pay Zero Tax on Gain from Certain Stock Sales 50

    Elect Out of Installment Reporting 51

    Make IRA Contributions Early to Create Significant Wealth 52

    Catch Up on Retirement Plan Contributions 53

    Save for Retirement and Get a Double Tax Benefit 54

    Set Up a Self-Employed Retirement Plan 55

    Set Up a SEP After the end of the Year 56

    Keep Certain Investments Out of Your IRA 57

    Create Tax-Free Retirement Income 58

    Need Cash? Borrowing Money Won't Increase Your Income 59

    Turn Health Savings Accounts into Retirement Income 60

    Supporting a Parent May Give You Tax Breaks 61

    Get Tax-Free Income from Renting a Vacation Home 62

    Part 4 Ideas for Tax Savings in Your Seventies and Beyond63

    Take an Extra Standard Deduction 65

    Control AGI to Minimize Medicare Premiums 66

    Do You Qualify for Homeowner Property Tax Rebates? 67

    Take Advantage of Government Programs 68

    Don't Postpone Retirement Plan Distributions 69

    Avoid Excess Accumulation Penalties 70

    Partially Annuitize 71

    Take a Deduction for Loans Not Repaid to You 72

    What Happens if You Need Nursing Home Care? 73

    Use a Reverse Mortgage to Take Equity from Your Home 74

    Making Tax-Free Gifts...

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