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A Guide to the 1098 Form and Your Taxes
There are four different versions of the 1098 form. Learn how they could impact your taxes and when you might be required to file one with the IRS. Read more…

How to Estimate Property Taxes
There are a number of fundamental property tax concepts you should be aware of that can help you calculate your property taxes. Read more…

Video: Federal Tax Deductions for Home Renovation
Note: The content of this video applies only to taxes prepared for 2010. It is included here for reference only. Learn about federal tax deductions for home renovation with help from TurboTax in this video on tax tips. Read more…

Tax Tips for Foreclosures
Understanding the tax ramifications of the foreclosure process can help minimize the financial consequences. There are several possible outcomes of a bank foreclosure, and each will affect your taxes differently. Read more…

Tax Deductions for Rental Property Depreciation
When you rent property to others, you must report the rent as income on your taxes. But you can deduct, or subtract, your rental expenses—the money you spent in your role as the person renting out the property—from that rental income, reducing your tax obligation. Many expenses can be deducted in the year you spend the money, but depreciation is different. Read more…


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