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J.K. Lasser's your income tax 2018
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The latest edition of the classic tax-preparation guide includes usable tax forms, thousands of tips and strategies, up-to-date coverage of the nation's tax laws, filing advice, a quick-reference section highlighting recent changes, links to online forms and tax-preparation help and a quick topic index that helps readers find the right deductions. Original. - (Baker & Taylor)

The nation's most trusted tax guide, updated for your 2017 returns

J.K. Lasser's Your Income Tax 2018 is the nation's most trusted tax guide, updated to help you prepare your 2017 return. Step-by-step expert guidance walks you through the forms, calculations, and deadlines to help you file your taxes without the headaches. New changes including tax laws, IRS rulings, court decisions, and more are explained in plain English, backed by examples of how they apply to individual taxpayers like yourself. Explore your options in terms of deductions, income shelters, and planning strategies to maximize your savings and keep more of your money—without wading through volumes of dense tax code. This comprehensive yet accessible guide is your handbook for making your tax filing for 2017 easier than you thought possible.

Tax time does not have to be a source of stress and anxiety. With the experts at J.K. Lasser by your side, you can file correctly and on time while paying less than you thought; this book shows you everything you need to know, and gives you the answers you need right at your fingertips.

  • Learn how the latest changes from the IRS affect your return
  • Get trusted advice for maximizing deductions and sheltering income
  • Navigate the many IRS forms with step-by-step guidance
  • Start planning now to streamline next year's filing

Keeping up with ever-changing tax laws is a full-time job, decoding incomprehensible IRS forms can be an exercise in frustration, and searching for the answers you need can often leave you with more questions. Americans have been turning to J.K. Lasser for over 75 years to find trusted guidance on critical tax issues. J.K. Lasser's Your Income Tax 2018 is this year's essential guide to taking the stress out of tax time. - (WILEY)

Author Biography

J.K. Lasser Institute has been the premier publisher of consumer tax guides since 1939, when Jacob Kay Lasser first published Your Income Tax. Since then, the guide has been published continuously for over seventy years and read by over 39,000,000 people. The J.K. Lasser Institute also publishes personal finance books such as Small Business Taxes and 1001 Deductions and Tax Breaks. J.K. Lasser Institute spokespeople are regularly sought after as media tax experts. They regularly appear on such broadcast programs as CNBC, CNN, and Bloomberg TV. They are also often featured in numerous periodicals, including The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Self Magazine, The New York Times, Newsweek and Reader's Digest. - (WILEY)

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Easy-to-Use Format Explains Complex Tax Laws

  • FILING TIPS and FILING INSTRUCTIONS help you prepare your 2017 return
  • PLANNING REMINDERS highlight year-end tax strategies for 2017 and planning opportunities for 2018 and later years
  • CAUTIONS point out potential pitfalls to avoid and areas where you might expect IRS opposition
  • LAW ALERTS indicate recent changes in the tax law and pending legislation before Congress
  • COURT DECISIONS highlight key rulings from the Tax Court and other federal courts
  • IRS ALERTS highlight key rulings and announcements from the IRS

Basics of Filing (Chap. 1) including:

Which form to file – Chap. 1
Filing as Head of Household – Chap. 1
Filing for your children – Chap. 1
Filing for married couples – Chap. 1

What Must You Report as Income? (Chaps. 2–11) including:

Fringe benefits – Chap. 3
Capital gains & losses – Chap. 5
Traditional & Roth IRAs – Chap. 8
Rental Income – Chap. 9

What Deductions Can You Claim? (Chaps. 12–21) including:

Moving expenses – Chap. 12
Charitable deductions – Chap. 14
Casualty loss – Chap. 18
Who is a dependent? – Chap. 21

How Much Tax Do You Owe? (Chaps. 22–28) including:

The AMT – Chap. 23
Your child's tax – Chap. 24
Personal tax credits – Chap. 25
Estimated taxes – Chap. 27

Strategies to Save You Taxes (Chaps. 29–39) including:

Tax-free residence sales – Chap. 29
Investing in securities – Chap. 30
Tax credits for education – Chap. 33
Armed forces rules – Chap. 35

Planning Ideas for Your Business (Chaps. 40–45) including:

Home office deduction – Chap. 40
Keogh, Simple, or SEP – Chap. 41
Auto expenses – Chap. 43
Self-employment tax – Chap.45

Now That You're Done (Chaps. 46–48)including:

Electronic filing – Chap. 46
Filing extensions – Chap. 46
IRS Audits – Chap. 48
Amended returns – Chap. 47 - (WILEY)

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