by Kirby Gibbs
LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - It's that time again... Time to start thinking about getting your taxes done.
Tax preparers say that your tax planning for 2008 should have started last December, but it's not too late. There are still things you can do before December 31st to trim your tax bill. Including giving charitable donations to your church or other organizations, and collecting those recipts.
"Some things you may consider this time is save the taxes, property taxes that you paid, that can be used this year to increase your standard deduction up to $500 if you are single, tax payer, and of course, up to $1,000 if you file jointly" says Gloria Toran, CTI Tax Specialist of Compro-Tax.