Depending on your employment status, you may be able to deduct up to 100% of your premiums on your federal tax return. Some states also give deductions or credits.
Economists are split over the president's proposal to give manufacturers more tax breaks. Under the current system, different industries have different effective tax rates.
Normally, you can't deduct the cost of staying well from your taxes. But if a doctor prescribes exercise for a specific medical condition, your dues could net you a tax break.
Buying a home complicates your tax return but may provide savings. Mortgage interest, points and PMI are deductible, and you may get tax-free profits when you sell.
If your medical expenses exceed 7.5% of your income, you can deduct what you pay for medical care, including eyeglasses and mileage for doctor visits.
Those who earn too much to contribute to a Roth IRA can get the same benefits by opening a traditional IRA and converting it. Should you?
Congress has long set a lower tax rate for investment income, citing the benefit to the economy. But 87% of capital gains are claimed by people making more than $200,000 a year.
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