Study Guide - Your Income Tax

The study guide is provided to guide you through the course material in a step by step format.

This course, based on J.K. Lasser's #1 bestseller Your Income Tax, reviews personal income tax rules for. This text is a proven, accessible resource with important strategies, useful recommendations and of course, all the latest tax law changes.

Course material is JK Lasser's Your Income Tax.  The cost of the text and free shipping is included in the price.

Prerequisite: None

Course level: Basic

Advanced preparation: None

Teaching method: Text and exam

Summary of Contents:

The objective of this course is to review the following areas of federal income tax for individuals:

  • Filing Status
  • Taxable 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 Rents and Royalties
  • Loss Restrictions
  • Other Income
  • Deductions Allowed in Figuring AGI
  • 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
  • Deducting Job Costs and Other Miscellaneous Expenses
  • Travel and Entertainment Expense Deductions
  • Personal Exemptions
  • Figuring Your Regular Income Tax Liability
  • Alternative Minimum Tax
  • Computing the "Kiddie Tax"
  • Personal Tax Credits
  • Tax Withholding
  • Estimated Tax Payments
  • Tax Planning Overview
  • Tax Savings for ResidenceSales
  • Tax Savings for Investors in Securities
  • Tax Savings for Real Estate
  • Tax Pointers for Investors in Mutual Funds
  • Educational Tax Benefits
  • Special Tax Rules for Senior Citizens
  • Members of the Armed Forces
  • How to Treat Foreign Earned Income
  • Planning Alimony and Marital Settlements
  • Household Employment Taxes
  • Gift and Estate Tax Planning
  • Income or Loss From Your Business or Profession
  • Retirement Plans for Self-Employment
  • Claiming Depreciation Deduction
  • Deducting Car and Truck Expenses
  • Sales of Business Property
  • Figuring Self-Employmen Tax
  • Filing Your Return
  • Filing Refund Claims and Amended Returns
  • If the IRS Examines Your Return

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