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Tax Deductions for Business Travelers
When you are self-employed, you generally can deduct the ordinary and necessary expenses of traveling away from home for business from your income. But before you start listing travel deductions, make sure you understand what the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) means by "home," "business," and "ordinary and necessary expenses." Read more…

How to Pay Taxes on Gambling Winnings and Losses
For many of us, gambling means buying the occasional lottery ticket on the way home from work, but the Internal Revenue Service says that casual gambling also includes raffles, casino games, poker, sports betting—and, yes, even fantasy football. When you win, your winnings are taxable income, subject to its own tax rules. Read more…

Furlough vs. Layoff: What's the Difference for Your Taxes?
When a company chooses to reduce its workforce, it may approach that reduction in a few different ways. How a company makes these staffing changes could result in different implications for you and your taxes. Here's what you should know about the differences between a furlough and a layoff. Read more…

Losing a Job
Leaving a company? In between jobs? TurboTax handles taxation of separation pay, writing off job-search expenses, and more. Read more…

Video: Do I File My Unemployment as Wages on My Tax Return?
You don't report your unemployment income as wages, but you still have to report it. Read more…

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