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Tax Carnival #94: Happy New Tax Year

12 tax tips for 2012

It's the start of a new year and you know what that means: resolutions and numbered lists.

My 12 Tempting Tax Tips For 2012 story at Bankrate combines those traditions. Here are the high points:

  • Remember Roth IRA conversion taxes  
  • Claim your American Opportunity 
  • Note health care info on W-2 
  • Pay attention to Form 1099-K 
  • Be ready for basis reporting 
  • Accelerate income 
  • Cash in winning stocks  
  • Plan for the added Medicare tax 
  • Assess AMT danger 
  • Give gifts 
  • Evaluate estate tax implications 
  • Hire a registered tax pro

Some of these are 2012 specific. Others are tax move perennials. Check out the full story for details on each.

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