04/12/2008 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

10 Overlooked Tax Breaks

Tax time is winding down. For most of us who've yet to file a return, the reason for the delay is that we owe Uncle Sam.

We might be able to shave some off that IRS bill, however, by making sure we take every tax deduction, credit or other income adjustment possible.

Here are 10 tax breaks -- some for itemizers only, others that any filer can claim -- that often get overlooked but that could save you some tax dollars.

1. Additional charitable gifts
Everyone knows that giving to your favorite charity is good for your soul, good for the organization and good for your taxes if you itemize. But some charitable gifts never get counted on many tax returns. These are expenses you incur doing charitable work.

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