60 Minute Tax Planner

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Prentice Hall Press, Nov 1, 1999 - Business & Economics - 268 pages
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The average American family pays nearly 35 percent of its income in taxes...and complains about every penny. Here's an annual tax guide with a difference: a focus not on tax preparation but tax planning -- that is, taking concrete steps today to cut taxes tomorrow. A tax attorney and financial insider, Edward A. Lyon shares practical, proven strategies for slashing any tax bill. The author reveals a surprising fact: all taxpayers can do a lot to control what they give to the IRS.

Featuring clear answers to questions echoed by most taxpayers, backed by helpful worksheets and checklists, 60 Minute Tax Planner reflects the most current tax laws without off-putting jargon or citations. Tax Tune-up Quick Check gives readers a clear picture of their priorities and goals...and then guides them to chapters for targeted help. His Dictionary of Tax Deductions shows how to write off dozens of everyday expenses. Readers will find tips on tax breaks for supporting kids and parents; advice for buying a home, including the tax-saving potential of a home-equity loan; special breaks for home offices and small business owners; and tax-efficient investments, with a look at mutual funds, IRAs, life insurance, and saving for college.

This eye-opening guide can bring thousands of dollars of savings in taxes. What's more, it could even put cash in the next paycheck.

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Contents

Tax Brackets
10
Your Family
20
Phaseout Thresholds for Personal Exemptions
23
Copyright

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About the author (1999)

Lyon is a licensed tax attorney who began his career on the Congressional staffs of Jack Kemp and Dick Cheney.

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