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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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Preparing Ahead For A Pleasant Tax Day   
Carl LaFresnaye

How did you spend your last tax day?

In line at a post office at almost midnight, dropping off your taxes? Dreading going on an extension again – knowing if you owe and don't pay it on time, there will be penalties, but having no idea how much you need to send now?

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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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April the 15th comes around every year. We all know it. We all hate it. We all know what we can do to not hate it so much – but do we do it? Let's take a look at some practical things you can do to make tax day a day of relaxation – since your taxes were sent in already.

Plan Ahead – Information Gathering

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New York Mayor Bloomberg Presses For Tax On Soda (Reuters Via Yahoo! News)
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg urged state legislators to levy a tax on soda, saying the money raised would help plug the state's shortfalls in health care and education funding.

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When things come to you in the mail that are pertinent to your taxes, do you file them away carefully in one place so that you can find them when it is time? For example, your W2's, investment or banking information, tax forms and booklets – these are all important to be able to take with you to the CPA, or to the tax preparer, or to the kitchen table if you do your taxes yourself. Plan ahead – keep these mailed items in one place.

A Year Ahead? You've Got To Be Kidding!

Now that you've got a file folder for the stuff that arrived in January, be a little more ambitious for next year. Tax day will be smoother if you've been keeping all tax pertinent stuff in one spot all year long.

For example, your charitable contribution slips should be kept together. If you are filing a regular 1040, you will be able to itemize deductions – and for many people, charitable contributions is a major deduction. Whether those contributions came in the form of money into the collection plate at church or clothing and shoes donated to the local thrift shop, there are established ways to document your donation. Be sure you are keeping whatever records are needed to substantiate your donations.

You also need to keep track of your medical expenses. Doctor co-pays, prescription medicine, light treatments for your psoriasis – all count toward your medical deduction. Keep track of them.

Many of your business expenses will also be needed. Keep that information divided into the categories for tax purposes. And your childcare expense receipts – and education expenses. There are many things that need to have documentation if you don't want to be audited after tax day. Audits are best avoided at all costs – so no making up numbers for your taxes!

Call Your Tax Preparer Early

If you have someone help with your taxes, call them well before tax day. They will have more time to complete your taxes accurately, and you won't be nearly as stressed.

Enjoy Tax Day!

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Index of Articles about Taxes

What Other Authors say about Taxes

Sources Of Tax Deductions by Carl LaFresnaye

Taxes are expensive! And though we don't mind paying “our fair share,” everyone is happy when they find a way to reduce their taxes. One of the simplest ways to reduce the taxes you will owe is to have...

Child Tax Credit by Tony Robinson

Now, here's a real savings to the individual taxpayer with children. The child tax credit is a direct tax credit that is available to provide credit to taxpayers with income below certain established levels....

Tax Preparation and Electronic Tax Preparation Options by Amber Lowery

Just in time for tax season you will find yourself presented with this years editions of popular tax preparation programs that promise to make tax filing a breeze for the average person. Which one is right...

YEAR END TAX PLANNING AND PREPARATION FOR INDIVIDUALS - Tax Tips for 2004 including new tax relief due to the Working Families Tax Relief Act of 2004 by Dianne Goodman, CPA

Now is the best time to start thinking about your year end tax planning. These tax strategies can be put into effect by the end of the year and some as late as when the tax return is due. Planning now...

How Will You Spend Your Tax Refund? by Carl LaFresnaye

Taxes – everybody hates them. The government takes from your paycheck every weekIt can be frustrating to see how much they get right off the top. Some of that youll never see again, but your federal and...

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...

Advice on Internal Revenue Service Audits by Roni Deutch

It is important to keep in mind that the IRS computer system selects the returns that are audited, not human employees. The computer system selects returns that are likely to yield the most money to the...