Holidays Interrupted: Things to Do Before Year-End to Lower Taxes Announces Tax Strategies for Caregivers That Will Pay off in April

Dec 14, 2011, 08:00 ET from

NAPLES, Fla., Dec. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Holiday season is in full swing. Busy with gift-buying, party-planning and cookie baking, the last thing most people want to think about is taxes. But, spending a little time before 2011 ends to squeeze in some tax-saving strategies could result in an extra gift in 2012: savings on your taxes., a website for caregivers who are taking care of elderly parents, has launched "2011 Tax Tips for Caregivers," a special section of the website that provides tips that caregivers can implement now, to save money on their taxes come April.

The AgingCare special tax section has information on:

5 Things to Do Before Dec. 31 to Reap Tax Benefits
Last-minute deductions and steps caregivers can take before the New Year countdown begins.

Flexible Spending Account: Use It or Lose It
Flexible spending accounts (FSA) often expire at the end of the year. Caregivers may be able to use the remaining funds to pay for elderly parent's medical expenses and supplies – but the time to act is now.

Medical Expenses: Buy Now, Save Later
Medical expenses can often be written off for tax purposes. If an elderly loved one needs a new hearing aid, or is due to visit the doctor, taking care of these expenses now could save money on taxes later. has a list of medical expenses that can be claimed as deductions.

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