Helping out those in need is always a good thing to do. But it's only sometimes tax-deductible. Make sure you know the rules.
You'll get a bigger deducation if the charity uses your car rather than sells it. Either way, be sure to follow the rules and save the paperwork.
No, you can't make a whole year's payments and save more. Be careful that accelerated payments don't throw you into an Alternative Minimum Tax situation.
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Treatment of short-term and long-term losses is different, but either may get you a reduction in taxable income, and therefore tax owed.
States disagree over how deal purchases should be taxed. California has decided to levy sales tax only on what you pay, but New York argues you should pay tax on the full value.
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