J.K. Lasser's Your Income Tax 2019

  • 30h 55m
  • J.K. Lasser Institute
  • John Wiley & Sons (US)
  • 2019

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.

In this Book

  • How to Use Your Income Tax 2019
  • What’s New for 2018
  • Filing Status
  • Wages, Salary, and other Compensation
  • Fringe Benefits
  • Dividend and Interest Income
  • Reporting Property Sales
  • Tax-Free Exchanges of Property
  • Retirement and Annuity Income
  • IRAs
  • Income from Real Estate Rentals and Royalties
  • Loss Restrictions—Passive Activities and At-Risk Limits
  • Other Income
  • Deductions Allowed in Figuring Adjusted Gross Income
  • Claiming the Standard Deduction or Itemized Deductions
  • Charitable Contribution Deductions
  • Itemized Deduction for Interest Expenses
  • Deductions for Taxes
  • Medical and Dental Expense Deductions
  • Casualty and Theft Losses and Involuntary Conversions
  • Other Itemized Deductions
  • Travel and Meal Expense Deductions
  • Dependents
  • Figuring Your Regular Income Tax Liability
  • Alternative Minimum Tax (AMT)
  • Computing the “Kiddie Tax” on Your Child’s Unearned Income
  • Personal Tax Credits Reduce Your Tax Liability
  • Tax Withholdings
  • Estimated Tax Payments
  • Additional Medicare Tax and Net Investment Income Tax
  • Tax Savings for Residence Sales
  • Tax Rules for Investors in Securities
  • Tax Savings for Investors in Real Estate
  • Tax Rules for Investors in Mutual Funds
  • Educational Tax Benefits
  • Special Tax Rules for Senior Citizens and the Disabled
  • Members of the Armed Forces
  • How to Treat Foreign Earned Income
  • Planning Alimony and Marital Settlements
  • Other Taxes
  • Gift and Estate Tax Planning Basics
  • Income or Loss from Your Business or Profession
  • Retirement and Medical Plans for Self-Employed
  • Claiming Depreciation Deductions
  • Deducting Car and Truck Expenses
  • Sales of Business Property
  • Figuring Self-Employment Tax
  • Filing Your Return
  • Filing Refund Claims, and Amended Returns
  • If the IRS Examines Your Return
  • Form 1040
  • 2018 Child Tax Credit and Credit for other Dependents Worksheet
  • 2018 Tax Table
  • 2018 Tax Computation Worksheet