J.K. Lasser's Your Income Tax 2012: For Preparing Your 2011 Tax Return

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9781118072547: J.K. Lasser's Your Income Tax 2012: For Preparing Your 2011 Tax Return

America's number one bestselling tax guide offers the best balance of thoroughness, organization, and usability

For over half a century, more than 39 million Americans have turned to J.K. Lasser for easy-to-follow, expert advice and guidance on planning and filing their taxes. Written by a team of tax specialists, J.K. Lasser's Your Income Tax 2012 includes all the outstanding features that have made this book the nation's all-time top-selling tax guide. It covers some of the most important topics associated with your taxes, from what must you report as income and strategies that will save you on taxes to how much tax you actually owe and what deductions can you claim.

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  • Contains over 2,500 easy-to-use tax planning tips and strategies and easy-to-understand coverage of the year's tax law changes
  • Includes filing tips and instructions to help you prepare your 2011 return
  • Comprised of a quick reference section that highlights what's new for 2011 as well as a topic index to help pinpoint the biggest money-saving deductions
  • Offers instruction for customers who use software or CPAs to file their taxes

Filled with practical tax guidance you can't find anywhere else, J.K. Lasser's Your Income Tax 2012 will help you plan and file your 2011 tax return in the most efficient way possible.

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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

Casualty Loss – Chap. 18

Charitable deductions – Chap. 14

Who is a dependent? – Chap. 21

How Much Tax Do You Owe? (Chaps. 22–27)

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. 28–39)

including:

Tax-free residence sales – Chap. 29

Investing in securities – Chap. 30

Armed forces rules – Chap. 35

Tax credits for education – Chap. 33Planning 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. 46–49)

including:

Electronic filing – Chap. 46

Filing extensions – Chap. 46

IRS Audits – Chap. 48

Amended returns – Chap. 47

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