In the midst of the holidays, taxes are likely the last thing on the minds of most people. But maybe they shouldn’t be. From selling a car to buying energy efficient windows, there are ways to get money back before 2013 comes to an end. And there may be a few extra tax deductions that most people don’t even know about, according to Jeff Bergerson of Bergerson Tax Services in St. Paul. The Energy Efficient Credit is a major one.
The holiday season isn’t exactly known as a time to talk taxes. Maybe it should be. At Goodwill’s across the Twin Cities, donations are up 15 percent as people attempt to get last minute tax deductions for 2011.