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AARP J.K. Lasser's 1001 Deductions and Tax Breaks 2011: Your Complete Guide to Everything Deductible

ISBN: 978-1-118-23350-4
464 pages
December 2011
AARP J.K. Lasser


AARP Digital Editions offer you practical tips, proven solutions, and expert guidance.

Completely revised to reflect important changes in this year's tax laws, J.K. Lasser's 1001 Deductions & Tax Breaks 2011 will help you take advantage of every tax break and deduction you may be entitled to.

This comprehensive guide is clearly organized by subject matter so you can easily find situations that may apply to you. Each tax benefit is also clearly explained-along with the eligibility requirements for claiming the benefit-while planning tips and common pitfalls associated with the benefit in question are discussed in detail. New tax law alerts are also included throughout the book, so you can make the most informed decisions possible.

  • Discusses deductions and tax breaks with regard to your family, home, car, job, investments, education, charitable giving, health coverage, and much more
  • Packed with hundreds of updated examples, practical advice, and real-world examples
  • Online supplement to update developments
  • Other titles by Weltman: J.K. Lasser's Small Business Taxes 2011 and J.K. Lasser's New Tax Laws Simplified 2011

J.K. Lasser's 1001 Deductions & Tax Breaks 2011 is a book every taxpayer should own.

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Table of Contents

Introduction vii

1. You and Your Family 1

2. Medical Expenses 28

3. Education Costs 66

4. Your Home 100

5. Retirement Savings 140

6. Charitable Giving 171

7. Your Car 197

8. Investing 216

9. Travel 252

10. Entertainment 273

11. Real Estate 291

12. Borrowing and Interest 314

13. Insurance and Catastrophes 325

14. Your Job 342

15. Your Business 374

16. Miscellaneous Items 406

Appendix A. Items Adjusted Annually for Inflation 431

Appendix B. Checklist of Tax-Free Items 434

Appendix C. Checklist of Nondeductible Items 438

Index 443

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