When dealing with your income-tax return, understanding the lexicon is often half the battle. To help remove the confusion from...

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When dealing with your income-tax return, understanding the lexicon is often half the battle.

To help remove the confusion from tax terminology, several Web sites have tax glossaries that break down the jargon. Here are a few:

Bankrate.com

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www.bankrate.com/brm/itax/edit/definitions/definitions_taxes1.asp

Provides tax definitions designed to help filer become more fluent with tax terms.

H&R Block

www.taxcut.com/taxtips/tax_terms/glosstoc.html

Features good list of commonly used tax words and terms.

Internal Revenue Service

www.irs.gov/app/
understandingTaxes/jsp/
s_tools_glossary.jsp

A-to-Z tax definitions, from the nation’s tax collector.