Your Income Tax 2019
For Preparing Your 2018 Tax Return

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The nation's most trusted tax guide, updated for your 2018 returns

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J.K. Lasser's Your Income Tax 2019 is the nation's most trusted tax guide, updated to help you prepare your 2018 return. Step-by-step expert guidance walks you through the forms, calculations, and deadlines to help you file your taxes without the headaches. New changes including tax laws, IRS rulings, court decisions, and more are explained in plain English, backed by examples of how they apply to individual taxpayers like yourself. Explore your options in terms of deductions, income shelters, and planning strategies to maximize your savings and keep more of your money—without wading through volumes of dense tax code. This comprehensive yet accessible guide is your handbook for making your tax filing for 2018 easier than you thought possible.

Tax time does not have to be a source of stress and anxiety. With the experts at J.K. Lasser by your side, you can file correctly and on time while paying less than you thought; this book shows you everything you need to know, and gives you the answers you need right at your fingertips.

  • Learn how the latest changes from the IRS affect your return
  • Get trusted advice for maximizing deductions and sheltering income
  • Navigate the many IRS forms with step-by-step guidance
  • Start planning now to streamline next year's filing

Keeping up with ever-changing tax laws is a full-time job, decoding incomprehensible IRS forms can be an exercise in frustration, and searching for the answers you need can often leave you with more questions. Americans have been turning to J.K. Lasser for over 75 years to find trusted guidance on critical tax issues. J.K. Lasser's Your Income Tax 2019 is this year's essential guide to taking the stress out of tax time.

What’s New for 2018

Tax News for 2018

Key Tax Numbers for 2018

Tax-Saving Opportunities for 2018

PART 1 FILING BASICS

Filing Status

PART 2 REPORTING YOUR INCOME

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 Real Estate Rentals and Royalties

Loss Restrictions: Passive Activities and At-Risk Limits

Other Income

PART 3 CLAIMING DEDUCTIONS

Deductions Allowed in Figuring Adjusted Gross Income

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

Other Itemized Deductions

Travel and Meal Expense Deductions

PART 4 PERSONAL TAX COMPUTATIONS

Dependents

Figuring Your Regular Income Tax Liability

Tax Withholdings

Estimated Tax Payments

PART 5 TAX PLANNING

Tax Savings for Residence Sales

Tax Rules for Investors in Securities

Tax Savings for Investors in Real Estate

Voluntary Conveyances to Creditors

Tax Rules for Investors in Mutual Funds

Educational Tax Benefits

Special Tax Rules for Senior Citizens and the Disabled

Members of the Armed Forces

How To Treat Foreign Earned Income

Planning Alimony and Marital Settlements

Other Taxes

Gift and Estate Tax Planning Basics

PART 6 BUSINESS TAX PLANNING

Income or Loss from Your Business or Profession

Retirement and Medical Plans for Self-Employed

Claiming Depreciation Deductions

Deducting Car and Truck Expenses

Sales of Business Property

Figuring Self-Employment Tax

PART 7 FILING YOUR RETURN AND WHAT HAPPENS AFTER YOU FILE

Filing Your Return

Filing Refund Claims, and Amended Returns

If the IRS Examines Your Return

PART 8 2018 TAX FORMS

GLOSSARY

INDEX

J.K. Lasser Institute has been the premier publisher of consumer tax guides since 1939, when Jacob Kay Lasser first published Your Income Tax. Since then, the guide has been published continuously for over seventy years and read by over 39,000,000 people. The J.K. Lasser Institute also publishes personal finance books such as Small Business Taxes and 1001 Deductions and Tax Breaks. J.K. Lasser Institute spokespeople are regularly sought after as media tax experts. They regularly appear on such broadcast programs as CNBC, CNN, and Bloomberg TV. They are also often featured in numerous periodicals, including The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Self Magazine, The New York Times, Newsweek and Reader's Digest.