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J.K. Lasser's 1001 Deductions and Tax Breaks 2018: Your Complete Guide to Everything Deductible

ISBN: 978-1-119-38048-1
496 pages
October 2017
J.K. Lasser

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A complete list of individual tax relief opportunities

J.K. Lasser's 1001 Deductions and Tax Breaks 2018 is the complete and thorough guide to reducing your tax burden. By listing every possible deduction and credit available to individual taxpayers, this book can help you achieve substantial savings on your 2017 tax return. Updated and expanded to cover new and changing tax law, this edition also includes an e-supplement covering the latest developments from Congress and the IRS to keep you fully up-to-date. Stop overpaying and gain peace of mind as you find the answers you need for your specific tax situation. Mine your paperwork for write-off opportunities, and claim your tax breaks correctly; easy-to-follow instructions give you clear guidance through the maze of worksheets to help you reclaim what is legally yours.

Echoing cries of "Can I claim...?", "How do I deduct...?", "Where do I find...?" mean it's tax season again, and America's most trusted tax advisor is here to take away the stress. Find answers, save money, and streamline the filing process.

  • Examine your records for deduction opportunities
  • Identify each and every deduction for which you qualify
  • Learn about new or updated deductions for your 2017 return
  • See what types of income are tax free
  • Claim correctly, with the appropriate forms and evidence

Deductions and credits were put in place precisely to help everyday people like yourself keep more of their hard-earned money—but only if you claim them. Instead of mounting an expedition into impenetrable tax code, let an expert do the legwork for you: J.K. Lasser's 1001 Deductions and Tax Breaks 2018 gives you the straightforward, no-nonsense information you need to stop overpaying and keep more of what's yours.

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Table of Contents

Introduction vii

1. You and Your Family 1

2. Medical Expenses 32

3. Education Costs 79

4. Your Home 116

5. Retirement Savings 156

6. Charitable Giving 193

7. Your Car 221

8. Investing 237

9. Travel 275

10. Entertainment 296

11. Real Estate 314

12. Borrowing and Interest 340

13. Insurance and Catastrophes 354

14. Your Job 373

15. Your Business 405

16. Miscellaneous Items 434

Appendix A. Items Adjusted Annually for Inflation 460

Appendix B. Checklist of Tax-Free Items 465

Appendix C. Checklist of Nondeductible Items 469

Index 474

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Author Information

BARBARA WELTMAN is an attorney and a nationally recognized expert in taxation for small businesses, as well as the author of many top-selling books on taxes and finance, including J.K. Lasser's Small Business Taxes. She is also the publisher of Idea of the Day®, a guest columnist for WSJ.com and U.S. News & World Report, is quoted regularly in major publications (including the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and Money magazine), and hosts a monthly radio show. Visit her at www.barbaraweltman.com.

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