Taxes For Dummies 2004

Taxes For Dummies 2004

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A reader-friendly, up-to-date guide that takes the anxiety out of filing taxes and helps people take advantage of the changes in the tax laws Completely revised for tax year 2003, Taxes For Dummies 2004 is the only tax guide on the market that walks readers line by line through the most common tax forms, including the dreaded Schedule D. Filled with helpful tips and strategies for getting through the process of filing income tax returns accurately and on time, this book is aimed at individuals who want to do their own taxes without hiring a preparer. Financial expert and bestselling Dummies author Eric Tyson combines with tax expert David Silverman to answer the most frequently asked tax questions in plain English, taking the mystery and frustration out of the filing process. They also explain the process of tax audits, and provide strategies for planning ahead for the 2004 tax season. This easy-to-use guide helps readers understand tax cut phase-in's and other tax law changes for the 2003 tax year. Taxes For Dummies 2004 also includes complete line-by-line analyses that are particularly useful for people using tax preparation software such as TurboTax.
Hailed by USA Today as "the most accessible and creative [and] best organized" tax book on the market, this guide provides much-needed relief from the burden of income tax preparation. Eric K. Tyson, a nationally recognized personal finance counselor, is the author of Personal Finance For Dummies (0-7645-2590-5), Investing For Dummies (0-7645-2431-3), and Mutual Funds For Dummies (0-7645-5329-1). David J. Silverman has more than a quarter-century of experience as an enrolled agent who represents clients during audits. He is the author of Battling the IRS.
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  • Paperback | 656 pages
  • 205.74 x 269.24 x 40.64mm | 861.82g
  • Hungry Minds Inc,U.S.
  • Foster City, United States
  • 2004 ed.
  • 076454117X
  • 9780764541179

Table of contents

Introduction. Part I: Getting Ready to File. Chapter 1: The U.S. Tax System and Rates. Chapter 2: Tax Return Preparation Options and Tools. Chapter 3: Getting and Staying Organized. Chapter 4: No Form Fits All (Or, What Kind of Taxpayer Are You?). Part II: Tackling the Various Forms 1040. Chapter 5: Easy Filing: 1040EZ and 1040A. Chapter 6: Form 1040: Income Stuff. Chapter 7: Form 1040, Part II: Adjustments to Income Stuff. Chapter 8: The Rest of the 1040 and Other Yucky Forms. Part III: Filling Out Schedules and Other Forms. Chapter 9: Itemized Deductions: Schedule A. Chapter 10: Interest and Dividend Income: Schedule B. Chapter 11: Profit or Loss from Business: Schedule C. Chapter 12: Capital Gains and Losses: Schedule D. Chapter 13: Supplemental Income and Loss: Schedule E. Chapter 14: Profit or Loss from Farming: Schedule F. Chapter 15: Other Schedules and Forms to File. Part IV: Audits and Errors: Dealing with the IRS. Chapter 16: The Dreaded Envelope I: IRS Notices. Chapter 17: The Dreaded Envelope II: Audits. Chapter 18: Fixing Mistakes the IRS Makes. Chapter 19: Fixing Your Own Mistakes. Part V: Year-Round Tax Planning. Chapter 20: Tax-Wise Personal Finance Decisions. Chapter 21: Reducing Taxes with Retirement Accounts. Chapter 22: Small Businesses and Tax Planning. Chapter 23: Your Investments and Taxes. Chapter 24: Real Estate and Taxes. Chapter 25: Kids and Taxes. Chapter 26: Estate Planning. Part VI: The Part of Tens. Chapter 27: Ten Important Tax Law Changes. Chapter 28: Ten Important Tax Questions. Chapter 29: Ten Tips for Reducing Your Chances of Being Audited. Chapter 30: Ten Often-Overlooked Tax-Reduction Opportunities. Chapter 31: Ten Interview Questions for Tax Advisors. Appendix: A Little More about the IRS. Index.
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About Eric Tyson

Eric Tyson is a nationally known financial counselor who has written the best-selling Personal Finance For Dummies, Investing For Dummies, and Mutual Funds For Dummies, as well as coauthored highly successful books on home buying and selling, mortgages, and small business. He is a frequent contributor to nationally broadcast financial programs such as NPR's Sound Money. David Silverman has more than a quarter-century of experience as an enrolled agent who can represent clients during audits. He is the author of Battling the IRS.
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