Everyone wants to find ways to lower their tax burden each year. There are some everyday write offs that many individuals are eligible to take on their federal income tax and they don’t even know it. A tax write off is a deduction that taxpayers can use to reduce the amount of taxes they owe. Not everyone qualifies for each write off, but the following are some of the most popular.

Vehicles and Mileage

People that use their own vehicle as part of their job can deduct the milage on their vehicle used strictly for work. It applies to people such as delivery drivers, reporters, and gig workers.

Mortgage Interest

Homeowners can deduct the interest paid on their home mortgage. Space used for a home office can’t be counted and deductions must be itemized.

Home Office

More people are operating a home business and a percentage of the space used for business can be deducted if the area is used exclusively for business purposes.

Student Loan Interest

The interest paid on a student loan is deductible for yourself, a spouse, or a dependent child. You can deduct up to $2,500 worth of interest, whether from a private or federal loan.

Charitable Donations

Cash and non-cash items donated to a qualifying charitable organization can be deducted if you itemize deductions. Volunteers can deduct the mileage they drive to the organization. Taxpayers that claim the standard deduction can no longer take the charitable contribution write off.

Medical and Dental Expenses

Any expenses greater than 7.5 percent of your adjusted gross income can be deducted – provided you itemize deductions.

State and Local Taxes

State and local income taxes paid can be claimed on your federal tax return, up to $10,000.

IRA and Retirement Contributions

To take this, you need to have had earned income from work. The amount that can be written off depends on age.

Health Savings Accounts

Setting aside money to cover medical expenses is a good idea. The amount you can set aside depends on age.

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