Take advantage of deductions to reduce tax liability

Taxpayers can take advantage of two types of deductions. So-called “above-the-line” deductions reduce both your adjusted gross income (AGI) and your modified adjusted gross income (MAGI), while “itemized” deductions (i.e., below-the-line deductions) do not reduce either AGI or MAGI. Deductions that reduce your AGI (or MAGI) are particularly favorable because they not only reduce your […]