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Archive for September 4th, 2008

It’s Hurricane Season…

Posted by taxguru on September 4, 2008

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Reduced Sec 121 Exclusion Worksheet

Posted by taxguru on September 4, 2008

As I was perusing the latest draft tax forms on the IRS website, I came across this file that contains some new worksheets and other info for Publication 523, which deals with the tax free sales of primary residences.

What I was mainly interested in is the brand new provision in the law that limits the tax free exclusion for homes that were also used as a rental or second personal home. For that calculation, IRS has this new worksheet, which is on Page 7 of the draft pdf file.


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Recovery Rebate Credit Worksheet

Posted by taxguru on September 4, 2008

As we have discussed quite a bit, there is a lot of confusion over how the rebates will be handled on the 2008 tax returns, both for people who receive checks and for those who don’t.

IRS has just released this draft of the instructions for the 2008 1040. On pages 18 and 19 are the rebate credit worksheets for computing the amounts to enter on Line 70 of the 1040.

From the 9/1/08 draft of the 2008 1040 form:


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I used my trusty SnagIt program to create the following images of these worksheets.

Part 1 from Page 18:

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Part 2 from Page 19:

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