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J.K. Lasser's Your Income Tax 2018: For Preparing Your 2017 Tax Return, Paperback, 1 Edition by J.K. Lasser Institute (Used)


Paperback: 1 Edition
Used: Good

Publication Date: 2017-10-23
Publisher: Wiley
Paperback : 848 pages
Edition: 1 Edition
Author: J.K. Lasser Institute
ISBN-10: 1119380081
ISBN-13: 9781119380085

Product Description 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. From the Back Cover The Most Trusted Name in Tax For over 75 years, more than 39 million Americans have trusted J.K. Lasser to help them save money at tax time J.K. Lasser can save you MORE money!Visit today for: 365-day-a-year tax news, advice, and guidance Ask J.K. Lasser! Get YOUR tax question answered! Free tax supplement 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. 1Filing as Head of Household – Chap. 1Filing for your children – Chap. 1Filing for married couples – Chap. 1 What Must You Report as Income? (Chaps. 2–11) including: Fringe benefits – Chap. 3Capital gains & losses – Chap. 5Traditional & Roth IRAs – Chap. 8Rental Income – Chap. 9 What Deductions Can You Claim? (Chaps. 12–21) including: Moving expenses – Chap. 12Charitable deductions – Chap. 14Casualty loss – Chap. 18Who is a dependent? – Chap. 21 How Much Tax Do You Owe? (Chaps. 22–28) including: The AMT – Chap. 23Your child's tax – Chap. 24Personal tax credits – Chap. 25Estimated taxes – Chap. 27 Strategies to Save You Taxes (Chaps. 29–39) including: Tax-free residence sales – Chap. 29Investing in securities – Chap. 30Tax credits for education – Chap. 33Armed forces rules – Chap. 35 Planning Ideas for Your Business (Chaps. 40–45) including: Home office deduction – Chap. 40Keogh, Simple, or SEP – Chap. 41Auto expenses – Chap. 43Self-employment tax – Chap.45 Now That You're Done (Chaps. 46–48)including: Electronic filing – Chap. 46Filing extensions – Chap. 46IRS Audits – Chap. 48Amended returns – Chap. 47 About the Author J.K. Lasser Institute has been the premier publisher of consumer tax guides since 1939,

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