I use a free program called "It's Deductible" available online at: https://itsdeductibleonl ine.intuit.com You can create and save a list of all the things you donate to charity and directly import it into Turbotax if you use that software. Otherwise just printout the list.
I was amazed at how much the items I donated were worth and how easy this was to do. I know that Goodwill has something similar to help you value your donations, but this was very easy to use.
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Nothing ground-breaking, but... Spend the time researching tax breaks. If you give to a charity, you do a good deed and you qualify for tax write-offs. There are also tax write offs for going Green, such as trading in your "clunker", etc. Finding these tax breaks can save you some serious cash.
Did you know that parents who pay tuition for their children's higher education, in most cases, are eligible for some sort of education tax credits. Those who must deplete their savings for this reason should take care to record the amounts paid for their tax records. The credits for these expenses can reduce your tax bill by thousands of dollars, depending on the circumstances!
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