The standard deduction is a mechanism that reduces the amount of income that’s eligible for tax. For the current tax year, the standard deduction is worth $12,000 for single taxpayers and $24,000 for married taxpayers filing jointly. If you’re filing as the head of household, it’s worth $18,000.
How Does the Standard Deduction Work?
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There are many strategies to use house remodeling and upgrades to reduce your taxes.
Remodeling of your house is not usually a cost that can be deducted from your federal income taxes. However, there are many techniques that you can utilize for home remodeling and upgrades to decrease your taxes. This includes both tax breaks … Read the rest
Deciding to become a landlord can be extremely beneficial for you financially. However, it also comes with a significant amount of work.
As well as the general responsibilities associated with running a rental property, you need to find tenants, pay all your expenses, and ensure you have insurance.
In personal tax terms, renting out a … Read the rest
Student loan interest can quickly add up. That’s why the Federal government introduced the student loan interest tax deduction to help ordinary students out. If you made interest rate payments on your student loans during the tax year, you can deduct up to $2,500 in interest paid.
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Is it possible to get a tax deduction on your home equity loan?
Interest on home equity loans has traditionally been fully tax-deductible. But with the tax reform brought on by President Trump’s Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA), a lot of homeowners are struggling to work out whether they can still take a home … Read the rest
In order to claim the home office deduction, you must know the square footage of your entire home and your home office. Auditors do not usually make home visits. If you send them photos of your home office, that is usually all of the verification that they need.
Determine Which Method to Use
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Under current IRS rules, you can deduct a certain amount in mileage rates if you are using your vehicle for business reasons. Every year, the IRS publishes a list of the current standard mileage rates and the amount you can deduct on your taxes.
Let’s look at the standard mileage reimbursement rate and the types … Read the rest
The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) completely changed the US tax system. The last such change of this magnitude happened more than thirty years ago. Millions of Americans are now left wondering what they’re entitled to and which deductions are still valid.
One of the most widely taken deductions is the deduction for mortgage … Read the rest
Homeowners are usually well informed about the home-related tax deductions that they can make at filing time. However, when purchasing a home, other costs can quickly accumulate. For buyers who can’t come up with a 20% down payment on the purchase price, they will have the added cost of private mortgage insurance (PMI).
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Kids can be stressful at times, but the good news is they can save your butt during tax time. Today we are sharing some of the tax benefits that kids and other dependents bring to you.
Each child and dependent can bring you a deduction of $4050. This means that the income that … Read the rest
Are you looking to renovate your home? Usually, you can’t expect to deduct anything from your Federal tax return just because you decided to make changes to your home.
But certain home-improvements are tax deductible and can be utilized to reduce the amount of tax you pay to Uncle Sam.
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Even if you have the best insurance plan, you still might end up paying medical bills. However, all hope is not lost. You can still get a tax break from your medical expenses that can help reduce your overall medical costs.
In 2018, the IRS allowed you to deduct medical expenses that exceeded 7.5% of … Read the rest