If you're looking to maximize your return this year, now is the time to do some research on how to make the most of your deductions and credits!
If you have a mortgage, make your January payment this final week of December to have an extra month of interest to deduct on 2008's taxes. Remember though, you won't have this payment to write off on your 2009's taxes.
Even though I personally hate H&R Block, I think their website has a lot of useful information. If you do your own taxes, take the time to read up on deductions, credits and ways to maximize your refund! Click here for H&R Block's useful calculators, tools and articles.