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Sources Of Tax Deductions   
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 items that qualify for tax deductions. As long as you

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Donating To A Charity

Donations to established non-profit organizations qualify for a tax deduction. Be sure to get a receipt for your donation in case you are ever audited. It needs to state the name and address of the organization, what you donated (money, items, car, etc.) and the value that the company claimed for it. If you donate thrift store value items at a place that has no representative standing by to give you a receipt, write up specifically what you donated, the date, and the number of the drop-box if there is one, or the location of it.

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Donations can be in cash or as items to be sold or used for the less-fortunate, like clothing, toys, shoes, blankets, etc. They can also be “boats, cars, RVs” as we've heard on the radio. These companies take your vehicle and give you the Blue Book value for their vehicle, either all as a tax deduction, or sometimes half in cash. Sometimes you can designate to which organization you want your contribution to go – whether the American Heart Association, the Federation for the Blind, La Leche League, or another qualified non-profit organization.

Medical Expenses

Some medical expenses qualify as tax deductions. Be sure to keep track of them throughout the year, retaining receipts for doctor visits, prescription medicines, and other qualifying items. All of these can be added together to go on your tax deduction form.

Child Care Expenses

Child care can be a very expensive, ongoing, expense. If you're a parent of young children, unless you have a willing parent who doesn't mind being on “grandma duty” every time you need it, you will likely have child care expenses. Most child care expenses are for when the parents are at work, and will be in the form of a day care (whether in an in-home or freestanding day-care facility) or an after-school program.

Business Expenses

Some business expenses qualify for a tax deduction. You should be keeping track of all business expenses as a regular course of business, anyhow. Fortunately, some of them will help you pay less taxes overall.

Check with your tax preparation advisor to know which of these deductions will be applicable in your personal situation, as well as how to maximize their use.

What Other Authors say about Taxes

Where Can You Get Answers To Your Tax Questions? by Carl LaFresnaye

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Index of Articles about Taxes

What Other Authors say about Taxes

Where Can You Get Answers To Your Tax Questions? by Carl LaFresnaye

Taxes are an unfortunate part of our lives. But our tax money finances so many parts of our government, taxes are here to stay. It would be nice if taxes were cut and dried, easy to understand and easy...

Income Taxes: What Do They Go? by Carl LaFresnaye

Remember the Boston Tea Party? In 1773, the king in England and his Parliment had just initiated the Tea Tax – and the settlers didn't accept it. Many of them dressed up as Indians, boarded a trade ship...

A Partial List Of Tax Deductibles by Carl LaFresnaye

The list of tax deductibles allowed by the IRS is so long and complicated that nobody seems to know exactly how many there are. Even Jeff A Schnepper's book How To Pay Zero Taxes, which is actually subtitled...

Tips For Preparing Your Taxes from the Internet by Cal Golden

When it comes to preparing our taxes, many of us could use some help. The following websites offer guidance and information that may assist you in learning about how to get the most out of filing your...

Use Child Tax Credit for Tax Savings by Keith Hoyng

Now, here's a real tax savings to the individual taxpayer with dependents. The child tax credit is a direct federal income tax credit based on the number of dependent children in your family. This federal...

Tax Invoice by Max Plata

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Gambling Income and Expenses - Taxes by Richard A. Chapo

Hit a big one? With more and more gambling establishments, keep in mind the IRS requires people to report all gambling winnings as income on their tax return.Gambling income includes, but is not limited...

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...

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

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