Taxes 2009 For Dummies

Taxes 2009 For Dummies

by Eric Tyson, Margaret A. Munro EA, David J. Silverman EA
     
 

Your plain-English guide to filing your own returns accurately and on time

Are you dreading tax season? Never fear — this bestselling guide takes you through the major tax forms line by line, explaining all the latest filing changes. Financial expert Eric Tyson and tax experts Margaret Munro and David Silverman answer all your tax-preparation questions,

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Your plain-English guide to filing your own returns accurately and on time

Are you dreading tax season? Never fear — this bestselling guide takes you through the major tax forms line by line, explaining all the latest filing changes. Financial expert Eric Tyson and tax experts Margaret Munro and David Silverman answer all your tax-preparation questions, offer tax-planning advice, and show you how to legally reduce your taxes!

  • Ready, set, file — assemble the tools you need to prepare your own return, select your filing status, and determine exemptions
  • Tackle the various forms — from 1040EZ to Schedule E, understand how to fill out each form correctly and painlessly
  • Comprehend all the tax law changes — understand child tax benefits, improved Health Savings Accounts, Alternative Minimum Tax changes, small-business perks, mortgage forgiveness debt relief, and more
  • Negotiate with the IRS — decipher an assessment notice, survive an audit, fix common IRS mistakes, and locate missing refunds
  • Clean up your own errors — amend a return, abate penalties or interest, and make the right moves when you can't pay your taxes

Praise for Taxes For Dummies

"The best of these books for tax novices."

— Worth magazine

"The most accessible and creative. It's also the best organized."

— USA Today

"Will make tax preparation less traumatic."

— The Wall Street Journal

"Sound financial advice you can use throughout the year."

— The Seattle Times

Open the book and find:

  • How to itemize your deductions
  • Hints for keeping good records and staying organized
  • Smart year-round personal finance and tax advice
  • Questions to ask a tax advisor
  • Ways to maximize tax software and e-filing options
  • How to file if you're self-employed
  • Tax tips for military families
  • Tips for reducing your taxes and avoiding penalties

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780470249512
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
12/22/2008
Series:
For Dummies Series
Pages:
552
Product dimensions:
8.10(w) x 10.50(h) x 1.50(d)

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