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14 Last-Minute Tax Tips: Don't Leave Money on the Table

3. Take stock of your life

Did you get married last year? Have a child? Adopt one? Lose a spouse to death or divorce? Move for a new job? Go back to school? Improve your home? Retire? Take on responsibility for elderly parents? Have your grown children boomeranged back home? Any of these life changes can trigger tax breaks for you.