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Mar 1, 2012 5:42PM on Smart TaxesBy MSN Money Partner

Conservatives say the agency is asking for too much documentation, but officials say they are just trying to weed out ineligible groups.

Mar 1, 2012 1:25PM on Smart TaxesBy MSN Money Partner

A number of major tax breaks expire at the end of the year. With an election looming, it's hard to know whether any will be extended.

Feb 28, 2012 8:21PM on Smart TaxesBy MSN Money Partner

President Obama has proposed raising the tax on capital gains and dividends from its current 15% rate to the same rates as earned income. Would it hurt more than help?

Feb 28, 2012 10:39AM on Smart TaxesBy MSN Money Partner

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.

Feb 23, 2012 12:55PM on Smart TaxesBy MSN Money Partner

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.

Feb 17, 2012 11:36AM on Smart TaxesBy MSN Money Partner

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.

Feb 1, 2012 8:47PM on Smart TaxesBy MSN Money Partner

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.

Feb 1, 2012 11:29AM on Smart TaxesBy MSN Money Partner

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.

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