J.K. Lasser's Your Income Tax 2003: Professional Edition

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America?s #1 Tax Guide—Written for tax professionals

For more than half a century, millions of Americans have turned to J. K. Lasser for easy-to-follow, expert advice and guidance on planning and filing their taxes. The Professional Edition of Your Income Tax 2003 has all the content, features, and benefits of the best-selling J.K. Lasser's Your Income Tax 2003 plus it also includes special sections for the ...

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Overview

America?s #1 Tax Guide—Written for tax professionals

For more than half a century, millions of Americans have turned to J. K. Lasser for easy-to-follow, expert advice and guidance on planning and filing their taxes. The Professional Edition of Your Income Tax 2003 has all the content, features, and benefits of the best-selling J.K. Lasser's Your Income Tax 2003 plus it also includes special sections for the tax professional.

J.K. Lasser's Your Income Tax 2003, Professional Edition is divided into two volumes:

  • Volume One includes the complete edition of J.K. Lasser's Your Income Tax 2003, which for over 65 years has helped people solve their tax problems and has served as a valuable reference for tax practitioners.
  • Volume Two expands the usefulness of J.K. Lasser's Your Income Tax 2003 by providing citations of tax authorities and sections devoted to practice before the IRS.

The Professional Edition includes these special sections for the tax professional:

  • Tax Law Authority — explains tax authorities, legislative, administrative and judicial and their relative importance in the practice of tax law.
  • Citations of Authority — provides relevant tax authorities for the text of J.K. Lasser's Your Income Tax 2003. The authorities cited are the Internal Revenue Code, IRS ruling and regulations, and court decisions. Law review and professional tax journals are also sited as an additional aid. These citations can save tax practitioners valuable time and effort researching income tax problems.
  • Practice before the IRS — discusses how to handle tax audits and negotiate with the IRS
  • Preparing a Federal Estate Tax Return — provides a sample filled-in estate tax return and explanation of how to prepare and file an estate tax return

Written by a team of tax specialists, J.K. Lasser's Your Income Tax 2003, Professional Edition includes all the outstanding features that have made J.K. Lasser's Your Income Tax 2003 one of the nation's top-selling tax guides.

Contains up-to-the-minute coverage of all changes to the tax laws and tax-saving advice on maximizing deductions and sheltering income.

Features hundreds of examples of how tax laws apply to individuals.

Features special bonuses throughout, including icons highlighting new tax laws, IRS rulings, court decisions, filing pointers, and planning strategies.

Offers valuable links to Lasser Tax Tips Web site and a free update supplement complete with ready-to-use tax forms.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471228264
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 12/27/2002
  • Series: J.K. Lasser Series , #21
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 1024
  • Product dimensions: 8.42 (w) x 11.38 (h) x 2.33 (d)

Table of Contents

What's New for 2002.

Looking Ahead to Tax Changes for Years after 2002.

PART 1: FILING BASICS.

1. Filing Status.

PART  2: REPORTING YOUR INCOME.

2. Taxable Wages, Salary, and Other Compensation.

3. Fringe Benefits.

4. Dividend and Interest Income.

5. Reporting Property Sales.

6. Tax-Free Exchanges of Property.

7. Retirement and Annuity Income.

8. IRAs.

9. Income from Rents and Royalties.

10. Loss Restrictions: Passive Activities and At-Risk Limits.

11. Other Income.

PART 3: CLAIMING DEDUCTIONS.

12. Deductions Allowed in Figuring Adjusted Gross Income.

13. Claiming the Standard Deduction or Itemized Deductions.

14. Charitable Contribution Deductions.

15. Itemized Deduction for Interest Expenses.

16. Deductions for Taxes.

17. Medical and Dental Expense Deductions.

18. Casualty and Theft Losses and Involuntary Conversions.

19. Deducting Job Costs and Other Miscellaneous Expenses.

20. Travel and Entertainment Expense Deductions. 

21. Personal Exemptions.

PART 4: PERSONAL TAX COMPUTATIONS.

22. Figuring Your Regular Income Tax Liability.

23. Alternative Minimum Tax (AMT).

24. Computing the "Kiddie Tax" for Children Under Age 14.

25. Child Tax Credit and Dependent Care, Earned Income (EIC), and Adoption Credits.

26. Tax Withholdings.

27. Estimated Tax Payments.

PART 5: PERSONAL TAX SAVINGS PLANS.

28. Tax Planning.

29. Tax Savings for Residence Sales.

30. Tax Savings for Investors in Securities.

31. Tax Savings for Investors in Real Estate.

32. Tax Pointers for Investors in Mutual Funds.

33. Family Income Planning.

34. Special Rules for Senior Citizens.

35. Members of the Armed Forces and Victims and Survivors of Terrorist Attacks.

36. How to Treat Foreign Earned Income.

37. Planning Alimony and Marital Settlements.

38. Educational Tax Benefits.

39. Estate Taxes.

PART 6: BUSINESS TAX PLANNING.

40. Income or Loss From Your Business or Profession.

41. Retirement Plans for Self-Employed.

42. Claiming Depreciation Deductions.

43. Deducting Automobile Expenses.

44. Sales of Business Property.

45. Figuring Self-Employment Tax. 

46. Filing Your Return.

47. How Tax Data Is Processed by the IRS.

48. IRS Tax Audits.

49. Filing Refund Claims, and Amended Returns.

PART 8: 2002 TAX FORMS, TAX TABLES, AND TAX RATE SCHEDULES.

PART 9: TAX LAW AUTHORITY.

PART 10: CITATIONS TAX LAW AUTHORITY.

PART 11: PRACTICE BEFORE THE IRS.

PART 12: PREPARING A FEDERAL ESTATE TAX RETURN.

PART 13: GLOSSARY AND INDEX.

Glossary of Tax Terms.

Index (Parts 1-8).

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