Some common items that people claim on their tax return is: child care cost, mortgage interest, job related expenses such as unreimbursed mileage or uniforms, student loan interest, Retirement contributions, tax preparation fees, donations, and property tax.
Other items you may claim include: medical payments (in excess of 7.5% of adjusted income), hybrid car purchases, home energy credits, adoption fees, health coverage credit, caring for a dependent other than a child, elderly or disabled credit, and tuition deductions.
Military members may be eligible to receive certain tax provisions that may enable them to qualify for earned income credit.
One thing to keep in mind is that you can also save money by choosing not to use the rapid refund service. It costs more, and is not always quicker due to some banks place a hold on these funds for a few business days. If you have a checking or savings account your refund can be deposited to your account in as little as one week at no extra cost.
If you choose to electronically file your taxes, don't forget to print a completed copy of your return. Remember to keep a copy of all deductions, expenses, and credits claimed to attach to your return for your records.