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Federal Tax Standard Deduction

There were millions of people who were confused in 2008 with the standard tax deduction that came with Obama's federal package. The government essentially offered people several tax credits and advised that getting the consultation of a tax advisor would be best if you wanted to qualify for the tax credits so as to boost the US economy. Many taxpayers spend large amounts of time figuring out whether or not this package is the best one for them to obtain standard deductions. The ideal individual to benefit from this federal package is the self employed person thinking of applying for reductions in tax.

There are few steps you need to follow in order to qualify for Federal Standard Deductions:

You need to prepare a file containing documents showing all the expenses made, including those for your business. Track records such as this need to be maintained if you want to qualify for standard tax deductions.

Employ a professional who can help you to qualify for reductions of tax. Such a person can help guide you through the process of applying for federal standard deductions.

Set up a health savings account that can deduct any contributions you make to the account. You do not need to pay any taxes on the interest that you earn from this account. You might even be allowed to reduce the medical expenses in case a family member happens to be an official employee for standard deductions.

You should make sure that you fill the forms needed correctly and with no incomplete information. Any information that is incorrect or fraudulent in your form could lead to a rejection, and if this is the case, you cannot qualify for standard tax deduction.

If you have any student loans interest, it can be reduced up to $2,500 every year and you can avail the standard deductions for the rest of your life. However, there is a set limit on this reduction for everyone. The yearly income for a single person needs to be $65,000, and for a married couple it needs to be $135,000 before you are allowed to deduct the tax. Otherwise you do not qualify.

The federal package lets you qualify for standard deductions on the mortgage interest paid by you on a loan that is secured by your home. You can remove any piece of real estate that is not used for business purposes, if there are any.

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