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Bankrate's 2009 Tax Guide
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Search here for all the new tax rates, exemption and deduction amounts, plus estate and gift tax exclusions.
 
Handy tax facts
Handy tax facts


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.
-- Updated: Jan. 5, 2009
   



 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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