8 tax moves to make as 2017 begins

A new Congress was sworn in recently. While it’s busy trying to repeal Obamacare, I hope it also has time to extend some tax breaks that were set to expire at the end of 2016.

In the meantime, here are several things you can do to lower your tax bill, regardless of what Congress does. Although some of the tips look simplistic, they are included here because these are the things most often overlooked by taxpayers. Getting these basic things done will help avoid IRS notices, bring the greatest success at audits, and avoid the annoyance and inconvenience that comes from not getting your W-2s, 1099s and other critical mail.

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