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J.K. Lasser's Your Income Tax 2019

For Preparing Your 2018 Tax Return

J.K. Lasser Institute

J.K. Lasser

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1. Auflage Februar 2019
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The nation's most trusted tax guide, updated for your 2018 returns

J.K. Lasser's Your Income Tax 2019 is the nation's most trusted tax guide, updated to help you prepare your 2018 return. Step-by-step expert guidance walks you through the forms, calculations, and deadlines to help you file your taxes without the headaches. New changes including tax laws, IRS rulings, court decisions, and more are explained in plain English, backed by examples of how they apply to individual taxpayers like yourself. Explore your options in terms of deductions, income shelters, and planning strategies to maximize your savings and keep more of your money--without wading through volumes of dense tax code. This comprehensive yet accessible guide is your handbook for making your tax filing for 2018 easier than you thought possible.

Tax time does not have to be a source of stress and anxiety. With the experts at J.K. Lasser by your side, you can file correctly and on time while paying less than you thought; this book shows you everything you need to know, and gives you the answers you need right at your fingertips.
* Learn how the latest changes from the IRS affect your return
* Get trusted advice for maximizing deductions and sheltering income
* Navigate the many IRS forms with step-by-step guidance
* Start planning now to streamline next year's filing

Keeping up with ever-changing tax laws is a full-time job, decoding incomprehensible IRS forms can be an exercise in frustration, and searching for the answers you need can often leave you with more questions. Americans have been turning to J.K. Lasser for over 75 years to find trusted guidance on critical tax issues. J.K. Lasser's Your Income Tax 2019 is this year's essential guide to taking the stress out of tax time.

What's New for 2018 xxvii

Tax News for 2018 xxvii

Key Tax Numbers for 2018 xxxi

Tax-Saving Opportunities for 2018 xxxiv

PART 1 FILING BASICS 1

Filing Status 9

PART 2 REPORTING YOUR INCOME 35

Wages, Salary, and Other Compensation 37

Fringe Benefits 55

Dividend and Interest Income 79

Reporting Property Sales 107

Tax-Free Exchanges of Property 156

Retirement and Annuity Income 170

IRAs 210

Income From Real Estate Rentals and Royalties 261

Loss Restrictions: Passive Activities and At-Risk Limits 280

Other Income 310

PART 3 CLAIMING DEDUCTIONS 333

Deductions Allowed in Figuring Adjusted Gross Income 335

Claiming the Standard Deduction or Itemized Deductions 341

Charitable Contribution Deductions 348

Itemized Deduction for Interest Expenses 373

Deductions for Taxes 391

Medical and Dental Expense Deductions 399

Casualty and Theft Losses and Involuntary Conversions 418

Other Itemized Deductions 440

Travel and Meal Expense Deductions 443

PART 4 PERSONAL TAX COMPUTATIONS 463

Dependents 465

Figuring Your Regular Income Tax Liability 478

Tax Withholdings 521

Estimated Tax Payments 528

PART 5 TAX PLANNING 541

Tax Savings for Residence Sales 543

Tax Rules for Investors in Securities 560

Tax Savings for Investors in Real Estate 577

Voluntary Conveyances to Creditors 584

Tax Rules for Investors in Mutual Funds 591

Educational Tax Benefits 600

Special Tax Rules for Senior Citizens and the Disabled 619

Members of the Armed Forces 633

How To Treat Foreign Earned Income 641

Planning Alimony and Marital Settlements 652

Other Taxes 659

Gift and Estate Tax Planning Basics 667

PART 6 BUSINESS TAX PLANNING 675

Income or Loss from Your Business or Profession 677

Retirement and Medical Plans for Self-Employed 707

Claiming Depreciation Deductions 718

Deducting Car and Truck Expenses 735

Sales of Business Property 750

Figuring Self-Employment Tax 757

PART 7 FILING YOUR RETURN AND WHAT HAPPENS AFTER YOU FILE 765

Filing Your Return 767

Filing Refund Claims, and Amended Returns 776

If the IRS Examines Your Return 780

PART 8 2018 TAX FORMS 793

GLOSSARY 825

INDEX 831
J.K. Lasser Institute has been the premier publisher of consumer tax guides since 1939, when Jacob Kay Lasser first published Your Income Tax. Since then, the guide has been published continuously for over seventy years and read by over 39,000,000 people. The J.K. Lasser Institute also publishes personal finance books such as Small Business Taxes and 1001 Deductions and Tax Breaks. J.K. Lasser Institute spokespeople are regularly sought after as media tax experts. They regularly appear on such broadcast programs as CNBC, CNN, and Bloomberg TV. They are also often featured in numerous periodicals, including The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Self Magazine, The New York Times, Newsweek and Reader's Digest.