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Can College Students Deduct Car Mileage on Income Tax?

Whether you drive across town or across the country to attend college, your mileage isn't a tax write-off. You or your parents can deduct tuition and fees, but fees don't include the price of gas. There are special circumstances in which you may be able to claim a mileage ...

How Much Tax Deduction Can I Expect From Paying School & Property Taxes?

Most cities and other local jurisdictions assess property taxes in order to pay for local services such as police and fire protection, as well as schools and street maintenance. This property tax is deductible from your taxable income, provided it meets certain criteria. Taking ...

How to Claim College Students on Federal Taxes

If you provide financial support to a college student, whether it's yourself or another family member, you may be eligible for federal tax breaks. These breaks come in the form of tax credits and tax deductions. Some of these tax breaks are alternatives to each other, meaning ...

Can an Inherited Non-Qualified Annuity Be Rolled Over Without Tax?

The rules concerning tax-free exchanges of non-qualified annuities changed in 2013, when the Internal Revenue Service published Private Ruling 201330016. Under the ruling, a beneficiary can perform a Section 1035 exchange on an inherited annuity, but the exchange must conform to ...

Tax Write-Offs When Building a New Home

Several tax breaks are available to you if you are building a new home. These tax breaks come in two forms: tax credits and tax deductions. You deduct the amount of a tax credit from the amount you have to pay, while you subtract the amount of a deduction from your taxable ...

IRS Tax Write-offs for Worthless Stock

When stock you purchased becomes worthless, you incur a capital loss. Subject to certain limitations, the IRS allows you to deduct the value of your capital losses from your taxable income. In some cases, however, you may have to wait several years to deduct the full value of ...

How to Redeem a Savings Bonds Without Paying Taxes

U.S. savings bonds are a relatively safe way to strengthen your financial future. These bonds come in two types. Series EE pays a fixed rate of interest for 30 years. Series I also pays interest for 30 years, but the rate is partially indexed to inflation. Savings bonds are ...

Contributing to a 529 for a Deduction & Then Withdrawing

Preparing for higher education expenses by contributing to a qualified tuition program, also called a 529 plan, can save you some money in taxes. The tax benefits, however, don't include a deduction for your yearly contributions. In fact, taking cash out of a 529 plan for ...

What Kind of Deductions Qualify Under IRS Section 179?

Section 179 of the Internal Revenue Code is an accelerated depreciation deduction provision that allows you to deduct all or part of the cost of certain property during the year you first use it, instead of depreciating it gradually over its useful lifetime. Only certain types ...

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