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 and retirement savings
- Medical and dental expenses
- Health savings accounts
- Education costs
- Your charitable giving
- Casualty and theft losses
- Packed with hundreds of updated deductions and credits, practical advice, and real-world examples, J.K. Lasser's 1001 Deductions & Tax Breaks 2008 is a book every taxpayer should own.