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J.K. Lasser's Year-Round Tax Strategies 2004

ISBN: 978-0-471-45469-4
350 pages
January 2004
J.K. Lasser


Plan Now-Save Later

With just a little foresight, tax time can be less painful. If you're looking to avoid unwelcome surprises at tax time, pick up J.K. Lasser's Year-Round Tax Strategies 2004 and learn how to pay less in taxes by simply planning ahead.

Whether you invest in stocks or mutual funds, own a home, work from home, or own a business, this invaluable book provides tax-saving strategies that will guide you throughout the year-ensuring a shock-free April 15th. Plan ahead, prepare for new tax laws, and pay fewer taxes with the help of J.K. Lasser's Year-Round Tax Strategies 2004.

This comprehensive guide provides you with:
* Detailed coverage of new tax legislation and IRS rules
* Special sections highlighting tax-planning and tax-saving opportunities for investors, business owners, and individuals planning for retirement or other special circumstances
* Plain-English explanations of income-reporting rules, tax deductions, and tax credits
* Questions and answers that illustrate tax-filing and tax-planning techniques
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Table of Contents

Summary of Year-End Tax Strategies.

1. Introduction to Personal Tax Planning.

2. Taxable and Tax-Free Income and Benefits.

3. Deductions and Credits—For Itemizers and Nonitemizers.

4. Deductions—For Itemizers Only.

5. Gains and Losses.

6. Real Estate—The Most Tax-Favored Investment.

7. Other Tax-Favored Investments.

8. Marriage and Divorce.

9. Retirement Plans.

10. Business Tax Planning.

11. Special Groups of Taxpayers.

12. Estate Planning Strategies.

13. Dealing with the Internal Revenue Service.


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Author Information

DAVID S. De JONG, Esq., CPA, and ANN GRAY JAKABCIN, Esq., are tax attorneys based in Rockville, Maryland. They are frequent speakers at tax-planning seminars, and have both been named by Washingtonian magazine as among the top financial professionals in the Washington, D.C. area.
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