Donald Morris is Associate Professor of Accounting at the University of Illinois Springfield. He is a CPA, Certified Fraud Examiner, and a former tax practitioner with eighteen years of experience, including ten years as owner of his own firm in the Chicago area. He is the coauthor (with Lois Ruffner Plank, Bryan R. Plank, and Christie Plank Ciraulo) of Accounting Desk Book: The Accountants Everyday Instant Answer Book, 2011 Edition, and the author of Opportunity: Optimizing Lifes Chances and Dewey and the Behavioristic Context of Ethics.
Completely revised to reflect important changes in this year's tax laws, J.K. Lasser's 1001 Deductions & Tax Breaks 2011 will help you take advantage of every tax break and deduction you may be entitled to.
This comprehensive guide is clearly organized by subject matter so you can easily find situations that may apply to you. Each tax benefit is also clearly explained-along with the eligibility requirements for claiming the benefit-while planning tips and common pitfalls associated with the benefit in question are discussed in detail. New tax law alerts are also included throughout the book, so you can make the most informed decisions possible.Discusses deductions and tax breaks with regard to your family, home, car, job, investments, education, charitable giving, health coverage, and much more Packed with hundreds of updated examples, practical advice, and real-world examples Online supplement to update developments Other titles by Weltman: J.K. Lasser's Small Business Taxes 2011 and J.K. Lasser's New Tax Laws Simplified 2011
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