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Top 25 Overlooked Tax Deductions

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You wouldn’t believe the number of deductions that are overlooked each year, by taxpayers just like you. That’s right; these money-saving deductions are missed by countless income earners every tax season. Read on and arm yourself to take full advantage of these deductions and get back what you deserve:

  1. Student loan interest
  2. Self-employment tax paid (50% is deductible)
  3. Health insurance premiums for some self-employed persons
  4. Penalty on early withdrawal of savings
  5. Alimony paid (not including child support)
  6. Medical transportation costs
  7. Nursing home medical care expenses
  8. Certain medical aids
  9. Hearing aids, eye glasses, and contact lenses
  10. Some hospital fees
  11. Medical equipment for disabled or handicapped individuals
  12. Certain life-care fees paid to retirement home
  13. Alcohol, drug abuse treatment, and certain stop-smoking treatment costs
  14. Special school costs for mentally or physically handicapped individuals
  15. Nursing service costs
  16. Prior year State income taxes
  17. Estimated state taxes for the last quarter of the year
  18. Personal property taxes on cars, boats, etc.
  19. Taxes paid to a foreign government
  20. Mandatory contributions to state disability funds
  21. Points paid on mortgage or refinancing
  22. Property donated to a recognized charity
  23. Cash contributions to a recognized charity
  24. Mileage costs for charitable activities
  25. Qualified casualty and theft losses
Note: Not every item will be applicable to your situation.

For further advice on taking advantage of these as well as other deductions, contact a local tax preparation service like Jackson Hewitt. Also, follow these links to other interesting topics that can help you save on taxes and keep more money in your pocket: Tax Tips and Tax Help.




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