The Number One Best-Selling Tax Guide Available Now: J.K. Lasser’s Your Income Tax 2013: For Preparing Your 2012 Tax Return

J.K. Lasser's 1001 Deductions & Tax Breaks 2013 (Graphic: Business Wire)

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HOBOKEN, N.J.--()--John Wiley & Sons, Inc.-The 2012 year-end tax season is slated to have an unparalleled number of tax law changes. With the Presidential election behind them, the White House and Congress will determine whether to move forward with implementing a deficit reduction plan that will end tax breaks for the wealthy. Available now with updates on expired and expiring tax law provisions, is America's number one bestselling tax guide, J.K. Lasser’s Your Income Tax 2013: For Preparing your 2012 Tax Return (Wiley, November 5, 2012; $22.95; ISBN: 978-1-118-34670-9). This reliable reference, written by a team of tax specialists includes filing tips to help preparers plan and file their 2012 tax return in the most efficient way possible. It covers some of the most important topics associated with taxes, such as what to report as income; how preparers can save on taxes as well as what deductions they can claim. The updated guidebook includes a new chapter on business succession planning as well as:

  • New mileage rates for business driving and standard rates for business travel costs
  • New limits for health savings account contributions
  • New limits for retirement plan contributions
  • Updated information on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act

Taxpayers can gain direct access to supplement materials through, including links to the latest tax forms from the IRS, up-to-the-minute tax law changes, small business help, and much more. For additional information please follow us on Twitter: @JKLasser and on Facebook: and look for tax tips on

Barbara Weltman, J.K. Lasser’s spokesperson, is an experienced media professional, ready to lend her expertise to print, online, and broadcast segments and is available for interviews and year-end tax questions. Barbara was recently named among the List of 100 Small Business Influencers for 2012, among many other major honors. She also hosts the radio show “Build Your Business” on She is a key member of the J.K. Lasser Institute team of editors & writers, and has contributed to dozens of best-selling business books.

For Preparing Your 2012 Tax Return
Published by John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; Publication date: November 5, 2012
$22.95; Paperback; 784 pages; ISBN: 978-1-118-34670-9*also available in e-book format*


A straightforward guide to taking tax breaks and deductions on your 2012 tax return. This guide is completely revised to reflect important changes in recent tax laws from legislation, court decisions, and IRS rulings. This book also provides valuable tips to follow throughout the year to improve your tax picture in 2013.

Your Complete Guide to Everything Deductible
Published by John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Publication date: November 12, 2012
$19.95; Paperback; 452 pages; ISBN: 978-1-118-34664-8;

*also available in e-book format*

This guide includes tax facts and strategies that every small business owner needs to know for their 2012 tax return and year-round planning. This reliable resource offers a complete overview of small business tax planning and provides you with the information needed to make tax-smart decisions throughout the year.

Your Complete Guide to a Better Bottom Line
Published by John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Publication date: November 5, 2012
$19.95; Paperback; 610 pages; ISBN: 978-1-118-34669-3

*also available in e-book format*


J.K. Lasser Institute has been the premier publisher of consumer tax guides since 1939, when Jacob Kay Lasser first published Your Income Tax. Since then, the guide has been published continuously for over seventy years and read by over 39,000,000 people. The J.K. Lasser Institute also publishes several personal finance books, including Small Business Taxes, Home Owner's Tax Breaks, 1001 Deductions and Tax Breaks, Year-Round Tax Planning, and more. J.K. Lasser Institute spokespeople are regularly sought after as media tax experts. They regularly appear on such broadcast programs as CNBC, CNN, and Bloomberg TV. They are also often featured in numerous periodicals, including The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Self Magazine, The New York Times, Newsweek and Reader's Digest.

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Release Summary

With the election over, many are left wondering whether our economy is indeed headed toward a "fiscal cliff." Available now is the number one tax guide with information on expiring tax law provisions.


John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Evelyn Martinez, 201-748-6358