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The must-have guide to tax write-offs, with clear advice from a trusted expert J.K. Lasser's 1001 Deductions and Tax Breaks 2015 answers the most common tax question—"what can I deduct?" Updated and expanded for 2014 tax filing and 2015 tax planning, this straightforward guide uses plain English to explain the many available deductions and credits, allowing you to quickly recognize ways to reduce what you owe and maximize your returns. By stripping away all the rules and strategies that don't apply to the individual taxpayer, this book presents a clear, concise reference that can streamline the filing process. You'll find the qualification guidelines for each individual deduction or credit, plus expert instruction on how to actually take those deductions and credits that fit your particular situation. Every year, millions of Americans overpay their taxes by billions of dollars, collectively. Why? Because tax laws are confusing, and the threat of an audit makes taxpayers so afraid of errors that they fail to take even perfectly legal write-offs. 1001 Deductions and Tax Breaks puts a stop to the confusion and fear, providing trusted, expert guidance toward filing correctly, on time, without leaving money on the table. Learn how your family, your home, your car, and your job or business can lower your tax bill Factor in educational costs, medical expenses, travel, and entertainment Understand which items are nondeductible and which are tax-free Develop a strategy for handling savings, investments, interest, charitable giving, and more A topic as fundamental and universal as deductions and credits merits a clear, in-depth guide catering to the average individual taxpayer, without irrelevant information or chapter upon chapter of incomprehensible legalese. J.K. Lasser's 1001 Deductions and Tax Breaks 2015 is the guide you've been searching for, with clear, concise, practical instruction on paying what you owe, and not a cent more.