Thanksgiving is over (even though the leftovers are still packed into the fridge), the Happy Holidays are just around the corner, now is the time to make those end of the year tax decisions before you get overcome with all the craziness of the holidays. So, I dove into the archives and saw that last year I wrote a whole bunch of posts related to year-end tax moves that still apply (most of them) to this year, so I thought I’d link to them so I’d know where they were:
- Offsetting Your Stock Gains With Loses & the Wash Rule 
- Claiming the Energy Savings Tax Credit  – This refers to the tax rebate you can get if you make certain home improvements that increase the energy efficiency of your home.
- Home Office Deduction for Businesses  – Started a business this year? I researched everything I could find about home offices.
- Six Great Tax Breaks  – Some of which no longer apply, but others do.
- 10 Common Tax Filing Mistakes  – It’s a little early for this article but it’s nice to keep this in mind (here are 15 more mistakes to avoid ).
- More Tax Deduction Talk  – Charitable donations, refinancing points, and education related deductions.
- Deduction Donations – IRS Tax Rules  – I take an untrained look at deductions for charitable donations.
- Retirement Savings Credit  – If you earn under $25k, give this article a read.
- Understanding Capital Gains and Losses 
- Understanding AMT 
- Education Credits! 
And, if you don’t like taxes, read this argument about how the tax system will collapse in ten years .