Tax season can feel overwhelming and intimidating. Sure, it's exciting to think about the refund check you may get back, but it's not quite as exciting when you remember all of the work you need to do to get there — and also the potential fees or taxes you may actually owe. It could end up getting expensive fast, especially if you have no idea what you're doing and need to hire outside help to get all of your tax items and documents together (which, let's face it, most of us have to do). It's always nice to hear that there might be something to make the process a little bit better: like maybe expenses you didn't know you could write off for your taxes. Who doesn't want to hear that they could potentially save a little money in a surprising way?! Every bit counts!
Of course, these deductions may all be limited, or have certain restrictions, so it's important to talk about them with an expert if you feel like you need to do so. But if you're thinking of just skipping them so you don't have to do the extra work, think again. These deductions may seem small and inconsequential, but what's the point in ignoring them? They can add up, and really, they're owed to you! There's no reason you shouldn't take advantage of them, even if it means doing a little extra work to get there.
Check out some of the expenses you can deduct that you may have never even thought about: