Posts Tagged ‘Itemized Deductions’


Fifty Shades of Tax Deductions

No Fifty Shades of Grey here.  Here are Fifty Black and White Tax Deductions and Credits.

1) Standard Deduction – Taxpayers can take the higher of the Standard Deduction or their Itemized Deductions.

2) Medical Expenses

3) Medical Miles – The deduction for medical miles is currently 23 cents per mile.


2012 Tax Benefits Increase Due to Inflation Adjustments

Every year the IRS must adjust the dollar amounts of a variety of provisions which affect every taxpayer, to keep pace with inflation. New dollar amounts affecting 2012 returns, filed by most taxpayers in early 2013 include the following:


Tax Credits for “Going Green”

Homeowners still have time this year to make energy-saving and green-energy home improvements and qualify for either of two home energy credits.


5 Reasons Donors Should Give Appreciated Property

Donors should give appreciated property to their favorite charity. Appreciated property is property whose Fair Market Value exceeds the cost basis.  Cost basis is generally what was paid for an item.


How to Pay Estimated Income Taxes and Avoid IRS Penalties

Taxpayers must pay their taxes "as they go."  For many taxpayers, their income taxes are withheld from their paychecks.  For taxpayers that don't have any withholding, they will need to make estimated tax payments.


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