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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.
Many employers will offer a 401(k) plan. Employees need to take advantage of this plan. This will likely be one of the cornerstones of your retirement plan. If your employer offers a match, you really need to participate in this plan at least to get the match amount.
Long-term capital gains are for capital assets held longer than a year. Capital assets include stocks, bonds and mutual funds. Collectibles and certain Real Estate are subject to special rules. The stated rate on long-term capital gains is currently 15%. If Congress fails to take any action, this will increase to 20%. The … Continue reading »
Half of the year is almost over. Don’t wait until the end of the year to do your planning. It’s time for your Mid-Year Tax Review. 1) Review your withholding. Review your prior year income tax return for the income tax paid. Check your year-to-date paystub to see if your withholding is tracking where it needs to be. If you need to adjust your federal withholding, file … Continue reading »
1) Harvest Capital Losses
Capital gains property includes stocks, bonds and mutual funds. Currently, the stated rate on long term capital gains is 15%. If you have a net loss after netting all of your gains and losses, the tax deduction is limited to $3,000. Any excess capital losses can be carried into the future.