Taxes are all about the numbers. These tables provide some basic information to help you file your return.

Tax facts


  • Deduction amounts



    Should you take the standard deduction or itemize? Discover which method will help reduce your tax bill more.


  • Exemption amounts



    Exemptions help reduce your taxable income. Find out how many you can claim on your tax return.


  • Retirement plan contribution limits



    Save for the future and cut your tax bill now. Here’s how much you can stash in your retirement accounts.


  • Estate and gift tax exclusions



    Part of tax-smart estate planning is sharing the wealth. Here are the limits on gifts you can give others.


  • Mileage rate deduction amounts



    Drive down your tax bill by claiming mileage deductions for your automotive trips. Here are 2008 and 2009 limits.

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