Tax day is only 30 days away. Have you started your taxes yet? If not, you should at least start familiarizing yourself with what's new in the tax code.
Between the various stimulus programs passed last year to help the country out of its deep recession, there were more tax incentives handed out than you can shake a stick at. If you bought a new home or car, invested in energy efficiency, collected unemployment, or even did nothing but continue to work, there were tax incentives that most likely affected you.
Here is a rundown of 18 changes for the 2009 tax year that you should know about before filing your taxes.