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J.K. Lasser's 1001 Deductions and Tax Breaks 2019: Your Complete Guide to Everything Deductible



J.K. Lasser's 1001 Deductions and Tax Breaks 2019: Your Complete Guide to Everything Deductible

Barbara Weltman

ISBN: 978-1-119-52158-7 November 2018 448 Pages

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A complete list of individual tax relief opportunities

J.K. Lasser's 1001 Deductions and Tax Breaks 2019 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 2018 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 2018 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 2019 gives you the straightforward, no-nonsense information you need to stop overpaying and keep more of what's yours.

Introduction vii

1. You and Your Family 1

2. Medical Expenses 26

3. Education Costs 73

4. Your Home 109

5. Retirement Savings 144

6. Charitable Giving 180

7. Your Car 207

8. Investing 219

9. Travel 250

10. Real Estate 270

11. Borrowing and Interest 298

12. Insurance and Catastrophes 312

13. Your Job 327

14. Your Business 346

15. Miscellaneous Items 375

Appendix A. Items Adjusted Annually for Inflation 398

Appendix B. Checklist of Tax-Free Items 403

Appendix C. Checklist of Nondeductible Items 407

Index 413