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We’ve compiled tips for how to do your 2018 taxes. Go to IRS.gov for more tips. Susan Tompor, Detroit Free Press Personal Finance Columnist

Just a month before the April 15 tax deadline, the future of some key tax breaks that might trigger a bigger federal income tax refund for 2018 remains in limbo. 

Do you have a kid in college and think you could qualify for a tuition and fees deduction? Did you go through a foreclosure? Did you spend money for a qualified energy improvement, such as adding home insulation or energy efficient windows ? Did you pay private mortgage insurance — or what’s known as PMI?

Well, there’s a shot that