Today’s tax laws are so complicated that unless your financial affairs are extremely simple, chances are you will benefit from at least occasional help from a tax professional. It is too easy to overlook deductions and credits to which you are entitled if you prepare only one return a year. Even the use of computer software is no substitute for the assistance of a seasoned tax preparer.
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Your Tax-Cutting Checklist
Whether you’re a wage earner, an investor, a business owner, or all three, you should use the tax-cutting benefits available in the tax law. There is little to be gained by paying more tax than the law demands.
Identify the tax-savers for which you qualify. Here’s a tax-cutting checklist to get you started. Check the list to see if there are tax breaks that you are overlooking.
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Roth 401(k) if employer’s plan permits
Rollover to Roth IRA
Child tax credit
Income shifting to children
Child care credit
Earned income credit
Education savings accounts
American opportunity tax credit
Lifetime learning credit
Flexible spending accounts
Health savings account
Donating appreciated assets instead of cash
Qualifying property for personal residence gain exclusion
Best filing status
Shifting income or deductions from year to year
Adoption expense credit
Tax-free municipal bonds
Long-term capital gains
Low-income housing credit
Small business stock rollover
Home office deduction
First year expensing of business equipment
Bad debt write-off
Disabled access credit
Other business tax credits