Tax Deductibles Few People Are Aware They Can File For

With ever soaring audit rates and a tax code that is continuously becoming more complex, it is probably good to know some deductibles that you can deduct from your taxes as relief. Many people are unaware of the many deductibles that they are eligible for. Aside from the ordinary categories most people pursue for deductibles, it is good to be familiar with other deductibles that could apply to you as you engage in tax preparation.

The following are just a few of some of these deductibles.

Moving expenses

When engaging in tax preparation, you should consider the moving expenses deductible category. This category accounts for people who have executed a move due to a work-related situation. If you have moved to a new place because of a new job or transfer, you can deduct the moving expenses you incurred from your taxes. You are eligible for this deductible if:

  • Your new work place is more than 50 miles away from your old home.
  • You must have worked for at least 39 weeks in the first 12 months at your new location

Job search costs

If you incurred expenses from looking for a new job, you are eligible for a tax deduction on these expenses. When doing your tax preparation routine, it is important to produce documentation of the activities you carried out for your job search and the exact expenses you incurred from them. You are eligible for this deduction if:

  • Your expenses were incurred on a job search for a job in your current occupation and not any other occupation.
  • You produce records of expenses you incurred for preparing and mailing resumes to prospective employers for your current occupation.
  • If you traveled to look for the job, you must present travelling documentation to get a tax relief on this as well.
  • You cannot apply for job search deductibles if there was a long break between your old job and the time you started searching for your new job

Charitable contributions

Finally, did you know that you can receive deductibles on your charitable contributions? This is applicable if you itemized your deductions on form 1040 schedule A. it is also only applicable if you donated to qualified organizations. Donations made to specific people are not deductible. There are several guidelines to how charitable donation deductibles are quantified. Search the IRS website for more information on areas in which you can get a tax deduction.