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How to Pay Zero Taxes by Jeff A. Schnepper

Fully updated to include all the latest tax law changes, How to Pay Zero Taxes outlines the easiest, most practical strategies you can use to lower your taxes this year, next year, and beyond. From converting personal expenses into business expenses to avoiding or surviving an IRS audit, Jeff Schnepper's guide comprehensively covers more deductions than any other tax book, all conveniently organized in six fast-access categories: exclusions, credits, “above-the-line” deductions, “below-the-line” deductions, traditional tax shelters, and supertax shelters.

Jeff A. Schnepper is the author of several books on finance and taxation, including How to Pay Zero Estate Taxes and all twenty-four previous editions of How to Pay Zero Taxes. He is a financial, tax, and legal advisor to the Transamerica sales force and runs a full-time accounting and legal practice in Cherry Hill, New Jersey. Mr. Schnepper is Microsoft's MSN MONEY tax expert, an economics editor for USA Today and is tax counsel for Haran, Watson & Company.

     

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Carl LaFresnaye

Taxes are complicated! Everyone knows it – and most of us wish it were much more simple and easy to understand.

But it isn't likely that the tax code will be simplified that much anytime soon – so we soldier on, trying to make sense of the seemingly endless forms and calculations. If only there was a free source of tax help.

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No Blowing Smoke: Group Discusses SC Cigarette Tax (AP Via Yahoo! Finance)
Doctors and an anti-smoking group discuss efforts to raise South Carolina's 7-cent-a-pack cigarette tax that is the lowest in the nation.

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So what are our choices? We may wish we could just hire a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) to do the work for us. Or maybe we could go to a tax preparation firm, where they have the computer software to figure out the answers to our tax questions. – though we'd still need to supply the right numbers, and if we have anything more complex than the most basic of tax situations, that can be a chore in and of itself.

We can learn to do our own taxes. If we take a tax preparation course, or study the forms and instructions in detail, we might be able to understand it all well enough to do our own taxes – after all, we are relatively smart, right? Given the state of our economy, many people are electing to do just this: prepare their own taxes and keeping the tax preparation fees in their pocket. That's admirable, and usually do-able, but having a source for free tax help becomes invaluable. Where can you obtain free tax help?

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Rally To Push For Hike To Georgia Cigarette Tax (AP Via Yahoo! Finance)
Anti-smoking advocates say they know a way to help fill Georgia's $1 billion budget shortfall: hike the tax on cigarettes by $1.
N.Y.âs Paterson Shuns Wall Street Stock Transfer Tax (Update2) (BusinessWeek)
New York Governor David Paterson, facing at least a $9 billion budget deficit, rejected a call for a stock transfer tax on Wall Street.

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Keep Your Eyes And Ears Open

Once the new years starts and tax season begins, various community organizations offer free tax help. You'll have to watch for the announcements of it – they often advertise in the community newspapers under “events”, or send fliers to homeowners in a geographical area. Usually, these events for free tax help are sponsored by a tax company, and the event is manned by either CPAs or Certified Tax Professionals. Of course, they are hoping to drum up more business for themselves, but they are usually more than willing to discuss your tax questions and give you the free tax help you need. Bring along a list of questions you need answers to, as well as your personal W2's, etc., and you might even be able to complete your forms at the event.

Ask The Tax Collector

If you are filling in your own tax forms, you are likely to have questions at times other than when an event is conveniently being sponsored. That's when it helps to know where to get free tax help at a moment's notice. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) maintains a detailed web site online, where you can get all the forms and instructions for filling them in. You can print the information or read it online. There is also a FAQ section where common questions are already asked and answered. The forms can be filled in on the computer and saved or printed out. So people like to keep an electronic copy of their taxes from year to year on a flash drive or disc, for access when they need it throughout the year for applying for educational grants or similar things.

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What Other Authors say about Taxes

A History of the Income Tax in the U.S. by Garry Gamber

After the United States declared its independence and fought the Revolutionary War, the U.S. Congress relied on excise taxes on alcohol, tobacco and a few other products for revenue to pay off its war...

Why Do We Pay Taxes? by Carl LaFresnaye

As Benjamin Franklin famously said, nothing is certain except death and taxes. But where do taxes come from, and do we really need them? A History of Taxes The first recorded use of taxation was...

All About Late Filing Of Federal Taxes by Carl LaFresnaye

The IRS allows for late filing of federal taxes provided the appropriate paperwork is filled out (there's always paperwork!). This simple guide shows you how to go about it. Forms for Late Filing of...

How Can Sales Tax Save You Money? by Steve Dolan

It's that time of the year again... tax time! It may not be one of the more enjoyable times of the year, but it is definitely one of the more important dates on the calendar. Hopefully, you have listened...

Tax Credits for Retirement Savings by Richard A. Chapo

It is a well-known fact that Americans are miserable failures when it comes to saving for retirement. Well, the government is offering tax credits to change this for some of us.Tax Credits for Retirement...