Looking for a new job can become a costly affairyou may end up spending hundreds for a new suit, resume service, and travel costs to get to an interview. Even if you dont land the job, some of those expenses can be deducted, says the IRS. The only catch: you have to be looking in the same career field as your current or recent job (sorry, college grads this doesnt apply to first-timers). Visit the IRS' web page for more info.
If the dress code at your workplace calls for business casual, you cant get away with writing off the Theory pantsuit you just snapped up from Saks. But, if your office demands that you only wear a specific item thats not suitable to be worn outside of work, then you can comp the costs. If you are required to wear a uniform to workyoure an an airline attendant or Best Buy salespersonthis rule may save you some serious cash. Rich H Legg