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When figuring your estimated tax for the current year, it may be helpful to use your income, deductions, and credits for the prior year as a starting point. Use your prior year’s federal tax return as a guide.
Normally, if you purchase a piece of real estate to fix up and sell it at later date, the profit is taxed under the capital gains rules. There are even more favorable rules if the property qualifies as your principal residence. If you live in it more than two years during the five-year period preceding the sale, you can often exclude the gain from taxation altogether under special rules for homeowners.
As people prepare to file their taxes, there are things to consider. They will want to determine if they need to file and the best way to do so.
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MEDICAL AND DENTAL EXPENSES
You can deduct most expenses relating to medical or dental diagnosis,
treatment or prevention as long as those expenses are in excess of
7.5 percent of your adjusted gross income (AGI).
Whether you are paying for a college education or a teacher buying items for your classroom, education credits and deductions can help lower your tax bill.
The American Opportunity Credit, Lifetime Learning Credit or the Tuition and Fees Deduction may help offset the cost of higher education for you, your spouse and your dependents.
Wireless and other telecommunications are one of the few services that are consistently subject to sales and use taxes by states with both narrow and broad sales tax bases.
How much can you save?
The actual amount of money you save on your annual income tax bill depends on a variety of factors:
Tax reform is making progress, but there’s still a long way to go. AP/Alex Brandon
Income-tax brackets could change in 2018 if tax legislation is enacted under President Donald Trump.
The Senate’s bill proposes keeping seven tax brackets but changing the income ranges, while the House’s version of the bill would reduce the number of tax brackets to four.