Greetings neighbors,

It's that time again, tax time, and many people are hoping they don't have to pay back especially with the past year being so difficult economically. This year, tax payers will have a few more deductions and credits to work with that will hopefully "stimuli" their pockets. Here are a few tax breaks listed by RISMedia tax payers may want to consider:

Donations to Haiti - If you made a much needed charitable donation to earthquake victims then you can deduct this on your 2009 return. Remember this is only good for cash donations that were made by check, text, or credit cards. Clothing and other property donated does not qualify.

Making Work Pay Credit- This is good for credits up to $400 for single filers and $800 for joint filers that fall within certain income brackets. Implemented to give consumers more money at a fast past, employers actually decreased the amount of taxes taken out in one's paycheck. To claim this particular credit, filers will need to fill out the new Schedule M if filing a 1040 or 1040A.

Home Buyer Credit - The much talked about home buyer tax credit is sure to be filed this year by many first time buyers who are eligible to receive up to $8000 as well as non-first time buyers who are eligible for up to $6500. In order to claim this credit you must currently have a house under contract by the end of April and close by the end of June.

Car Sales Tax Deduction- If you made purchases such as a new car, motorcycle, or mobile home between February 17, 2009 and the end of last year, it is possible that you will be able to deduct the sales tax paid on the first $49,500 of the purchase price. Remember, itemization is not required for you to receive this deduction.

These are just a few examples of possible breaks you may want to consider when filing your taxes this year. To read the complete article and to see the remaining tax breaks click here.