J.K. Lasser's Your Income Tax 2014: For Preparing Your 2013 Tax Return [NOOK Book]

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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 2014 includes all the outstanding features that have made this book the nation’s all-time top-selling tax guide. It covers some of the ...

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J.K. Lasser's Your Income Tax 2014: For Preparing Your 2013 Tax Return

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Overview

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 2014 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 do you actually owe and what deductions can you claim.

As an added value, you can gain direct access to bonus materials through jklasser.com, including links to the latest tax forms from the IRS, up-to-the-minute tax law changes, small business help, and much more. Filled with in-depth insights and timely advice, this is the guide of choice for today’s serious taxpayer.

  • 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 2013 return
  • Comprised of a quick reference section that highlights what's new for 2013 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 2014 will help you plan and file your 2013 tax return in the most efficient way possible.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781118834572
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 10/16/2013
  • Series: J.K. Lasser
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 848
  • Sales rank: 139,452
  • File size: 22 MB
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Meet the Author

J.K. Lasser Institute has been the premier publisher of consumer tax guides since 1939, when Jacob Kay Lasser first published Your Income Tax. Since then, the guide has been published continuously for over seventy years and read by over 39,000,000 people. The J.K. Lasser Institute also publishes several personal finance books, including Small Business Taxes, Home Owner's Tax Breaks, 1001 Deductions and Tax Breaks, Year-Round Tax Planning, and more. J.K. Lasser Institute spokespeople are regularly sought after as media tax experts. They regularly appear on such broadcast programs as CNBC, CNN, and Bloomberg TV. They are also often featured in numerous periodicals, including The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Self Magazine, The New York Times, Newsweek and Reader's Digest.
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Table of Contents

What's New for 2013 xxv

Key Tax Numbers for 2013 xxix

Tax-Saving Opportunities xxxi

FILING BASICS 1

Do You Have to File a 2013 Tax Return? 3

Filing Tests for Dependents: 2013 Returns 4

Where to File 5

Filing Deadlines (on or before) 6

Choosing Which Tax Form to File 8

1 Filing Status 9

REPORTING YOUR INCOME 31

2 Wages, Salary, and Other Compensation 33

3 Fringe Benefits 50

4 Dividend and Interest Income 72

5 Reporting Property Sales 97

6 Tax-Free Exchanges of Property 139

7 Retirement and Annuity Income 154

8 IRAs 188

9 Income From Real Estate Rentals and Royalties 227

10 Loss Restrictions: Passive Activities and At-Risk Limits 244

11 Other Income 272

CLAIMING DEDUCTIONS 293

12 Deductions Allowed in Figuring Adjusted Gross Income 295

13 Claiming the Standard Deduction or Itemized Deductions 304

14 Charitable Contribution Deductions 312

15 Itemized Deduction for Interest Expenses 336

16 Deductions for Taxes 352

17 Medical and Dental Expense Deductions 359

18 Casualty and Theft Losses and Involuntary Conversions 377

19 Deducting Job Costs and Other Miscellaneous Expenses 401

20 Travel and Entertainment Expense Deductions 415

21 Personal Exemptions 441

PERSONAL TAX COMPUTATIONS 455

22 Figuring Your Regular Income Tax Liability 457

23 Alternative Minimum Tax (AMT) 461

24 Computing the "Kiddie Tax" on Your Child’s Investment Income 469

25 Personal Tax Credits Reduce Your Tax Liability 475

26 Tax Withholdings 491

27 Estimated Tax Payments 498

28 Additional Medicare Taxes 504

TAX PLANNING 511

29 Tax Savings for Residence Sales 513

30 Tax Rules for Investors in Securities 528

31 Tax Savings for Investors in Real Estate 546

32 Tax Rules for Investors in Mutual Funds 559

33 Educational Tax Benefi ts 567

34 Special Tax Rules for Senior Citizens 585

35 Members of the Armed Forces 594

36 How To Treat Foreign Earned Income 601

37 Planning Alimony and Marital Settlements 612

38 Household Employment Taxes ("Nanny Tax") 619

39 Gift and Estate Tax Planning Basics 624

BUSINESS TAX PLANNING 633

40 Income or Loss From Your Business or Profession 635

41 Retirement and Medical Plans for Self-Employed 663

42 Claiming Depreciation Deductions 673

43 Deducting Car and Truck Expenses 690

44 Sales of Business Property 704

45 Figuring Self-Employment Tax 711

FILING YOUR RETURN AND WHAT HAPPENS AFTER YOU FILE 719

46 Filing Your Return 721

47 Filing Refund Claims, and Amended Returns 733

48 If the IRS Examines Your Return 737

2013 TAX TABLE AND EIC TABLE 749

Form 1040 751

Schedule A 753

Schedule B 754

Dividend and Capital Gains Worksheet 755

2013 Tax Table 756

Tax Computation Worksheet 768

2013 EIC Table 769

GLOSSARY 779

INDEX 785

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