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J.K. Lasser's 1001 Deductions and Tax Breaks 2018 by Barbara Weltman

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CHAPTER 16Miscellaneous Items

There are some tax benefits that simply defy classification so they cannot be included in any other chapter. You may be entitled to claim them nonetheless.

This chapter explains a variety of miscellaneous tax breaks you may be entitled to claim. The standard deduction amount that can be claimed instead of itemizing personal deductions is explained in the Introduction to this book. For more information see IRS Publication 525, Taxable and Nontaxable Income, and IRS Publication 529, Miscellaneous Deductions.

State and Local Income Taxes

Individuals in all but 7 states (Alaska, Florida, Nevada, South Dakota, Texas, Washington, and Wyoming) and the District of Columbia may be subject to income taxes (those in New Hampshire and Tennessee have an income tax on interest income and dividends only). There may also ...

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