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J.K. Lasser's 2010-11 Tax Guides Are Now Available

Contact: Marian Brown
(201) 748-7626 / marbrown@wiley.com

Tax attorney Barbara Weltman, a contributing editor to J.K. Lasser's Institute, provides insight for consumers wondering what the possible extention of President Bush's tax laws will mean for the taxpayer:

"If Obama’s tax plan passes, taxpayers can expect the following:

*Some certainty for the coming two years, which will help people do some tax planning, including year-end taxes. 

*Taxpayers will have more take-home pay next year because of the payroll cut in Social Security tax. 

*Taxpayers can continue to bank on breaks they got used to under the stimulus act; including the  American Opportunity Tax Credit for education. 

*A 13-month extension of jobless aid for the long-term unemployed and other steps to help lift the still-struggling economy. 

*Taxpayers can go back and revisit their estate plans; many people will be free from federal estate taxes." 

For over half a century, more than 39 million Americans have turned to J.K. Lasser for easy-to-follow, expert advice and guidance on planning and filing their taxes. Written by a team of tax specialists, J.K. LASSER’S YOUR INCOME TAX 2011: For Preparing Your 2010 Tax Return (Wiley; November 2010; $19.95; 978-0-470-59722-4; Paper) includes all the outstanding features that have made this book the nation's all-time best-selling tax guide.

As an added value, you can gain direct access to dozens of bonuses through jklasser.com, including the latest tax forms from the IRS, up-to-the-minute tax law changes, small business help, and much more. The book of choice for today's serious taxpayer J.K. LASSER’S YOUR INCOME TAX 2011: For Preparing Your 2010 Tax Return contains:

  • Over 2,500 easy-to-use tax planning tips and strategies
  • Easy-to-understand coverage of the year's tax law changes
  • Filing tips and instructions to help you prepare your 2010 return
  • Quick reference section that highlights what's new for 2010
  • Quick topic index to help pinpoint the biggest money-saving deductions
  • Advice for customers whose use software or CPAs to file their taxes 

The J.K. Lasser Suite: Financial Tools for Everyone

J.K. Lasser’s 1001 Deductions & Tax Breaks 2011: Your Complete Guide to Everything Deductible
Wiley Paperback; November 2010
$19.95; 978-0-470-59724-8

The most common question asked of tax practitioners begins with, "Can I deduct...?" This book will cover every possible deduction and credit available to taxpayers. In addition to telling readers how to take the deduction, this book will touch upon mortgage relief, bonus depreciation, and the Stimulus Act.

J.K. Lasser’s Small Business Taxes 2011: Your Complete Guide to a Better Bottom Line
Wiley Paperback; November 2010
$19.95; 978-0-470-59725-5

The largest employers in the U.S. are small business owners, but most of them are not experts on tax law. With proper planning and understanding, the small business owner can save significant amounts of money. This tool provides the tax facts, strategies, and latest up-to-date information that a small business owner needs to maximize deductions and reduce payments to the minimum.

J.K. Lasser's New Tax Law Simplified 2011: Tax Relief from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, and More
Wiley Paperback; November 2010
$16.95; 978-0-470-59723-1

Things have changed radically in the world of housing, education, employment, health care, and other areas where a firm understanding of taxes can benefit you financially. While these changes can, and will, have a dramatic effect on taxpayers, all is not lost. J.K. Lasser provides the tips and tools needed to gain a better grip of what is going on to help you save money on your 2010 return and to plan ahead for future tax savings.