Tax deductions overlooked often:1) Interest paid on second home, which includes travel trailers, motor homes, certain boats2) Points paid to purchase a home3) Real estate taxes on all properties owned by taxpayer4) Real estate taxes paid when buying and selling property on closing statements5) Exchange student living with taxpayer. Can claim $50 per full calendar month of qualifying expenses.6) Medical mileage to doctors, hospitals, refill prescriptions, etc. @ .23 (2012) or .24 (2013) for each mile. If you have had a lot of appointments or specialists out of the area, you would be amazed at how this adds up.6) Medical travel for out of town - hotels, ferries, tolls, partking, etc. You can't take food costs as the IRS thinks you have to eat anyway... spoil sports...I'll post more tips later... Now, I must get back to work!