From the Back Cover
A straightforward guide to taking tax breaks
and deductions on your 2011 tax return
Completely revised to reflect important changes in recent tax laws (including the Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization, and Job Creation Act), J.K. Lasser's 1001 Deductions & Tax Breaks 2012 will help you take advantage of every tax break and deduction that you may be entitled to.
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
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 2012 is a book every taxpayer should own.
Don't forget to view the free online supplement to this book at JKLasser.com for up-to-the-minute tax law changes.
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About the Author
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 Build Your Business radio. Visit her at www.barbaraweltman.com.