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Taxpayers are entitled to claim legitimate deductions on their tax returns including those for education, mortgage interest and charity.

Taxpayers are often tempted or enticed to claim “just a little bit more” for charitable deductions or business miles that they did not travel.

However, overstating deductions – even just a little –  is improper and can lead to significant civil penalties and criminal prosecution.