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.
|Employer-provided education assistance benefits of $5,250 provided under a written plan are excludable from wages. The education doesn't need to be job-related to qualify.|
What expenses qualify for the childcare credit?
Parents who have children under the age of 13 are allowed a tax credit for childcare expenses paid so they can work. In the summer, many parents send their children to a structured day camp or an overnight camp for a week or two at a time. In most cases, the cost of sending your child to a camp of this nature does not qualify as a childcare expense, even if one of the reasons for sending the child is for care.Read more ...
|If you are a teacher who spent your own money for classroom supplies, you can take a deduction for up to $250 of those costs.|