Last Minute Tips for Filing Your 2012 Income Tax Return from the Indispensable Tax Guide: J.K. Lasser's Your Income Tax 2013: For Preparing Your 2012 Tax Return

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Barbara Weltman, Contributing Editor of J.K. Lasser's Your Income Tax 2013, shares her last minute tips for filing taxes.

J.K. Lasser's Your Income Tax 2013

The deadline to file taxes is fast approaching. Barbara Weltman, Contributing Editor of the 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) shares her last minute tips for taxpayers preparing their 2012 Income Tax Returns, and provides guidance for those who are considering an extension. Questions such as:

•Can a taxpayer qualify for a filing extension?
•Will they be charged a late filing penalty fee?
•Which forms will they need to complete to get an extension?
•What steps need to be taken if they’re unable to pay their tax bill by the April 15th deadline?

For responses to these questions as well as learning how a taxpayer can lower their 2012 tax bill before they file, please visit:

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:

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.


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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