Taxes For Dummies 2005

Taxes For Dummies 2005

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The perfect book for the first time, last minute, and first time online filer Completely revised for tax year 2004, Taxes For Dummies 2005 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 For Dummies author Eric Tyson teams up with tax experts David Silverman and Margaret Munro 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 for tax audits and provide strategies for planning ahead for the 2005 tax season. This easy--to--use guide helps readers understand all the tax law changes for the 2004 tax year. Taxes For Dummies 2005 also includes complete line--by--line analyses that are particularly useful for people using tax preparation software such as TurboTax.
In addition, this new edition also includes filing advice for those with special lifestyle needs, such as military families, the self--employed, divorced individuals paying child support, and working students. Eric Tyson is a nationally recognized personal finance counselor, as well as 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 (New York, NY) has more than a quarter--century of experience as an enrolled agent who helps clients with their tax prepartions and can represent them if audited. He is the author of Battling the IRS.
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  • Paperback | 557 pages
  • 208.28 x 271.78 x 40.64mm | 907.18g
  • Hungry Minds Inc,U.S.
  • Foster City, United States
  • English
  • 0764572113
  • 9780764572111

Table of contents

Introduction. Part I: Getting Ready to File. Chapter 1: Understanding the U.S. Tax System. 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. 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. Part III: Filling Out Schedules and Other Forms. Chapter 9: Itemized Deductions: Schedule A. Chapter 10: Interest and Dividend Income: Schedule B (1040), Schedule 1 (1040A). Chapter 11: Business Tax Schedules: C, C--EZ, and F. Chapter 12: Capital Gains and Losses: Schedule D. Chapter 13: Supplemental Income and Loss: Schedule E. Chapter 14: Giving Credits Where Credits Are Due. 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 Tips for Reducing Your Chances of Being Audited. Chapter 28: Ten (or So) Often--Overlooked Tax--Reduction Opportunities. Chapter 29: Ten Interview Questions for Tax Advisors. Part VII: Appendixes. Appendix A: Important IRS Info. Appendix B: Glossary. Index.
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About Eric Tyson

Eric Tyson, MBA, is the author of For Dummies guides to personal finance and investing, including the million--copy bestseller Personal Finance For Dummies. David J. Silverman, EA, and Margaret Atkins Munro, EA, are tax advisors who also write about tax issues.
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