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Determining what expenses to deduct on a tax return can be difficult. For starters, it may make more sense to use the standard deduction than to itemize. For the 2018 tax year, the standard deduction has been nearly doubled to $12,000 for a single filer, $24,000 for married couples filing jointly, and $18,000 for someone filing as head of household (all slightly higher for the blind and elderly). Many purchases or activities may technically be deductible, but if the total doesn't exceed the standard deduction, it's likely better to take the simpler route. This is especially true now that the standard deduction has increased so dramatically.
For taxpayers who are itemizing, some potential deductions can be confusing. When is tuition deductible? What about moving costs? Here's a look at several expenses or activities that may be deductible and as well as ones that you may have deducted before but are no longer an option under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.