J.K. Lasser's Your Income Tax Professional Edition 2014

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America's number one tax guide for professionals

J.K. Lasser’s Your Income Tax, Professional Edition 2014 is an essential guide for tax professionals. Filled with easy-to-use tax planning tips and strategies, this comprehensive guide arms you with the information needed to maximize your clients' tax savings.

Completely updated with all the latest tax law changes, this guide ...

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Overview

America's number one tax guide for professionals

J.K. Lasser’s Your Income Tax, Professional Edition 2014 is an essential guide for tax professionals. Filled with easy-to-use tax planning tips and strategies, this comprehensive guide arms you with the information needed to maximize your clients' tax savings.

Completely updated with all the latest tax law changes, this guide makes preparing 2013 tax returns easier than ever.

  • Provides professionals with the latest, most-up-to-date tax information
  • Completely annotated to steer professionals to the case law and revenue rulings behind each section in the book
  • Contains extended guidance for tax professionals, which leads to corresponding IRS code sections, regulations, and case law that supports the material covered

Filled with the classic tax guidance that only J.K. Lasser can provide, this Professional Edition is the book of choice for serious tax professionals from CPAs to financial advisors.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781118734148
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 12/31/2013
  • Series: J.K. Lasser Series
  • Edition description: Profession
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 1024
  • Sales rank: 227,242
  • Product dimensions: 8.70 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 2.60 (d)

Table of Contents

What's New for 2013 xxv

Key Tax Numbers for 2013 xxix

Tax-Saving Opportunities xxxi

Part 1 Filing Basics 1

Do You Have to File a 2013 Tax Returns? 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

Filing Status 9

Part 2 Reporting You Income 31

Wages, Salary, and Other Compensation 33

Fringe Benefits 50

Dividend and Interest Income 72

Reporting Property Sales 97

Tax-Free Exchanges of Property 139

Retirement and Annuity Income 154

IRAs 188

Income From Real Estate Rentals and Royalties 227

Loss Restrictions: Passive Acitivities and At-Risk Limits 244

Other Income 272

Part 3 Claming Deductions 293

Deductions Allowed in Figuring Adjusted Gross Income 295

Claiming the Standard Deduction or Itemized Deductions 304

Charitable Contribution Deductions 312

Itemized Deduction for Interest Expenses 336

Deductions for Taxes 352

Medical and Dental Expense Deductions 359

Casualty and Theft Losses and Involuntary Conversions 377

Deducting Job Costs and Other Miscellaneous Expenses 401

Travel and Entertainment Expense Deductions 415

Personal Exemptions 441

Part 4 Personal Tax Computations 455

Figuring Your Regular Income Tax Liability 457

Alternative Minimum Tax (AMT) 461

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

Personal Tax Credits Reduce Your Tax Liability 475

Tax Withholdings 491

Estimated Tax Payments 498

Additional Medicare Taxes 504

Part 5 Tax Planning 511

Tax Savings for Residence Sales 513

Tax Rules for Investors in Securities 528

Tax Savings for Investors in Real Estate 546

Tax Rules for Investors in Mutual Funds 559

Educational Tax Benefits 567

Special Tax Rules for Senior Citizens 585

Members of the Armed Forces 594

How to Treat Foreign Earned Income 601

Planning Alimony and Marital Settlements 612

Household Employment Taxes ("Nanny Tax") 619

Gift and Estate Tax Planning Basics 624

Part 6 Business Tax Planning 633

Income or Loss From Your Business or Profession 635

Retirement and Medical Plans for Self-Employed 663

Claiming Depreciation Deductions 673

Deducting Car and Truck Expenses 690

Sales of Business Property 704

Figuring Self-Employment Tax 711

Part 7 Fling Your Return and What Happens After You File 719

Filing Your Return 721

Filing Refund Claims, and Amended Returns 733

If the IRS Examines Your Return 737

Part 8 2013 Sample Tax Forms Tax Table and Eic Table 749

Part 9 Tax Law Authorities 787

Part 10 Citations of Authority 793

Part 11 Practice Before the IRS 919

Glossary 955

Index 961

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