Bankrate’s 2009 Tax Guide

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  • Tax calendar

    April 15 isn’t the only important day for taxes. Our tax calendar provides you with many others to circle.

  • Tips & tools

    The daily tax tip plus an array of tax tools, terms and training will help you through filing and beyond.

  • Filing & refunds

    Get it done right the first time with this advice on free filing, e-filing, documentation and refunds.

  • Forms & charts

    Search here for all the new tax rates, exemption and deduction amounts, plus estate and gift tax exclusions.

  • Realty/capital gains

    Home, sweet home. Your home is likely your biggest investment and it affords you some great tax breaks to boot.

  • Family

    You care for your children and dependents all year. At tax time Uncle Sam may take care of you.

  • Work

    Take advantage of benefits at work and you may find your job even more rewarding at tax time.

  • Investments

    Investing wisely is a critical part of your wealth-building strategy. Keeping it away from the IRS should be another.

  • Education

    Take some of the sting out of the ever-increasing cost of college by applying these tax-favored options.

  • Retirement

    Whether you’re self-employed or work for others, many tax-advantaged retirement vehicles are at your disposal.

  • Philanthropy

    Even the IRS has a heart. Giving to charity can be a wise tax move, as long as you follow the rules.

  • Calculators

    We’ve added 11 new tax calculators to help make your tax preparations easier than ever!

  • Videos

    Bankrate helps you picture how to get the most out of your tax filing.