Did you know that while many tax rules are permanent, others are written to expire at some point in the future? These expiring items are often granted a temporary extension, but a significant number of popular “extenders” terminated at the end of 2013, including both credits and deductions. A number of credits for qualified energy home improvements and appliance purchases will no longer be available, along with the credit against health insurance premiums previously granted to certain taxpayers. Teachers will no longer be able to take the $250 deduction for out of pocket classroom supply purchases, and the deduction for qualified tuition and related expenses is set to disappear.
How will the end of these and other credits or deductions affect you? And what other tax law changes could have an impact on your finances? Contact our office to find out the answers. We can offer the advice and planning recommendations you need to minimize your tax bite and enhance your overall financial situation.