eBook of the Month: Lower Taxes in 7 Easy Steps

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Lower Taxes in 7 Easy Steps
by Attorney Stephen Fishman
Nolo, 2006

Everyone wants to save on taxes, butfor most peopleunderstanding tax rules and finding the time to keep proper records can be a real challenge. Fortunately, busy tax payers no longer have to cull through the painstaking minutia of the tax code, or rely on books jammed with a million-and-one obscure, mostly inapplicable tax deductions.

Now, savvy readers can turn to Lower Taxes in 7 Easy Steps, by author-attorney and tax specialist Stephen Fishman. This indispensable guide includes top tax tips and money-saving strategies anyone can use. A perfect resource for taxpayers everywhere, Lower Taxes in 7 Easy Steps is smart, straightforward and easy-to-use, with clear, succinct explanations and helpful real-world examples.

Working or retired, a business owner or an employee, married or singleeveryone can make April 15 less painful and less costly by following these seven simple strategies:

Boost tax-free income
Get a lower tax rate
Defer paying taxes
Make the most of deductions
Take advantage of exemptions
Identify and use tax credits
Shift income to other taxpayers

Each rule is fleshed out with plenty of ideas, strategies and real-life examples. In the end, you’ll save time and money with confidence. Take advantage of retirement plans, home mortgages, student loans, charitable contributions, medical expenses, dependents, businesses that never get started — and more!

About the Author

Stephen Fishman is the author of many Nolo books, most recently Tax Deductions for Professionals. Other titles include Deduct It! Lower Your Small Business Taxes, Every Landlord’s Tax Deduction Guide and Home Business Tax Deductions: Keep What You Earn – plus many other legal and business books. He received his law degree from the University of Southern California in 1979. After time in government and private practice, he became a full-time legal writer in 1983.


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