Tax Deductions – Last Minute Tax Saving Tips

April 11, 2009

Tax returns are due on April 15th, many people have already filed their taxes but millions of others will be shuffling tax forms, digging out receipts, and searching for last minute tax deductions this weekend. 

A recent CBS article lists some ways you can still reduce your taxes due before tax day such as deducting any job search expenses or making an IRA contribution. One thing I wasn’t aware of is the recovery rebate credit, here’s what the article had to say:

“If you did NOT receive the maximum credit of $600 ($1,200 if married filing jointly) plus $300 for each qualifying child, then you MAY be eligible for an additional credit equal to the difference between what you received last year and the maximum credit allowed. So, if you had another child in 2008 or had a reduction in your 2008 income, then make sure to calculate your Recovery Rebate Credit — you could be eligible for more money back.“

Here’s a summary of some more tips for filing your taxes:

If your taxes are done, congratulations! If you’re still working on them, good luck!


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