This is the ideal book for people who shudder at the thought of getting through their federal tax return. This comprehensive yet easy-to-use guide explains the ever-changing tax laws in plain English, helping to ease the pain of filling out the tax forms, minimizing the taxes owed, and dealing with the IRS if necessary after the return is filed.This book is filled with tips on how to save money at tax-filing time as well as all-year round with tax- planning suggestions for the upcoming year. Latest tax law changes are explained in detail. Step-by-step advice is provided on organizing tax records, selecting the right forms to file, reporting income on the various forms and claiming all available deductions to lower the tax due as much as possible. Tables, examples, worksheets and IRS forms are included to make tax filing easier.