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