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

  • ID: 4302722
  • Book
  • 496 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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A straightforward guide to taking tax breaks and deductions on your 2017 tax return

Completely revised to reflect important changes in recent tax laws (including the Affordable Care Act's individual health care mandate), J.K. Lasser's 1001 Deductions & Tax Breaks 2018 will help you take advantage of every tax break and deduction to which you may be entitled.

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.

With this book as your guide, you'll find deductions and tax breaks with regard to:

- You and your family
- Your home and car
- Your job or business
- Your investments
- Retirement savings
- Travel and entertainment
- Medical and dental expenses
- Health savings accounts
- Education costs
- Your charitable giving
- Casualty and theft losses
- Insurance

Packed with hundreds of updated deductions and credits, practical advice, and real–world examples, J.K. Lasser's 1001 Deductions & Tax Breaks 2018 is a book every taxpayer should own.

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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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Barbara Weltman
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