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Moves to lower your tax bill

Death and taxes might be certain, but the latter changes each year. Even without major tax legislation — thanks, political gridlock — taxpayers need to be aware of even slight adjustments that could benefit them as they prepare their returns. This season, filers will come across new tax forms, a twist on an education tax break that can benefit parents of high school students, and changes in mileage reimbursements. Here are tips for lessening your tax bite and a suggestion for putting your refund to good use. Consider: First-time homebuyer credit This popular $8,000 credit expired for most people in 2010. But it was extended into last year for members of the military,...

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