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Tax Insight

For Tax Year 2013 and Beyond

Murdock, M. Casey

2nd ed. 2013, XIII, 376 p. 5 illus.

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    • Breaks down the scary world of taxes with simple language and natural ease.
    • Provides a roadmap for readers to reduce their taxes significantly.
    • Not a tax encyclopedia like most--instead an enjoyable narrative and a thorough reference source for the frustrated taxpayer.
    • Stories, examples, and simple explanations that Murdock developed working with his tax clients over the years.
    • Originally a self-published book that sold 1,000 copies in the past two years only through the author's web site.
Tax Insight: For Tax Year 2013 and Beyond will teach you to take control of life’s biggest expense—taxes. In your lifetime, you will spend more money on taxes than on anything else. Despite that fact, you likely know the current prices of movies and milk but don’t know what your marginal tax rate is. You know where to get the cheapest gallon of gas to save a buck or two, but you don’t give a thought to the tax strategies you should be using right now that would save you thousands. Why? Is it too complicated and confusing? Too unpleasant? In Tax Insight, tax expert Casey Murdock opens up the world of taxes with amazing clarity and simplicity. As you will discover, you have within reach numerous ways to reduce your taxes. With everyday language and real-life examples, Tax Insight will give you the keys to minimizing your tax burden.

This book contains information you need even if you have a tax advisor or use a program like TurboTax. Tax professionals are busy and sometimes too cautious, and programs often miss opportunities for you to save money. It's also for those of all ages and income levels, including business owners. Tax Insight:

  • Breaks down the key components of taxes with ease and simplicity.
  • Provides a roadmap to paying as little tax as possible.
  • Helps you know if you should do it yourself or hire a professional.
While there are many encyclopedic books on taxes—like J.K. Lasser’s Your Taxes—there aren’t nearly enough that describe the tax code in plain language. Far more than a rehash of impenetrable IRS "help" documents, Tax Insights is organized the way most people think and presents ideas in clear, simple language. If you buy this book and take advantage of its advice, you will save money.

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Table of contents 

  1. The Tax Code Demystified 
  2. Key Components Defined     
  3. Income     
  4. Dependents and Filing Status     
  5. The Tax Code Is Rigged    
  6. Employment Income     
  7. Retirement Income     
  8. Other Sources of Ordinary Income     
  9. Tax-Free “Unordinary” Income from Non-Investment Sources 
  10. Tax-Free Investment Income   
  11. Taxable Investment Income  
  12. Deductions from Investment Income   
  13. Education Investment Strategies   
  14. Retirement Investment Strategies—The Basics   
  15. Retirement Investment Strategies—Alternatives 
  16. Business Taxation  
  17. Business Use of the Home   
  18. Travel Expenses   
  19. Meals, Entertainment, and Gifts   
  20. Employee Benefits  
  21. Employing Family Members  
  22. Depreciation
  23. Real Estate Losses  
  24. Real Estate Income and Deductions   
  25. Second Homes and Vacation Rentals  
  26. Medical and Dental Expenses  
  27. Your Residence   
  28. Your Children   
  29. Charitable Contributions
  30. Education Expenses  
  31. The Alternative Minimum Tax  
  32. Penalties and Interest  
  33. Do It Yourself, or Hire a Professional?   
  34. Tax Implications of Health Care Reform

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