Understanding the rules
Many taxpayers are required to maintain a certain personal appearance or wear special clothing for work. However, not all your purchases for work-related attire or personal grooming reap a tax deduction. If you are required to wear a uniform or other special clothing that has the name of your employer or some other logo on it, that cost is deductible as a miscellaneous itemized deduction.
|Instead of deducting the actual expenses for the business use of your vehicle, opt for the standard mileage rate. In 2016, you can deduct 54 cents for each business mile you drive.|
Whether you roll the dice, play cards or bet on the ponies, all your winnings are taxable. The IRS offers these six tax tips for the casual gambler.Read more ...
|Go to your tax appointment well organized. Have all your income statements such as W-2s and 1099s separate from your expenses. Make sure you have all the proper social security numbers for dependents, as well as their names as they appear on their social security card. Careful organization will save you time come tax season.|