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.
|The optional standard mileage rate for the business use of an automobile is 54 cents per mile in 2016.|
Tax savings for health care costs
Beginning in 2007, retired public safety officers, or those who have separated from service due to disability, get a tax break for health care costs. If you are a retired public safety officer,
|The optional sales tax deduction has been extended for the 2016 tax year. This means you can elect to deduct your state sales tax in lieu of your state income tax when you itemize deductions.|