“Oh what I’d give to get a good night’s sleep.” We’ve heard that before, maybe even said it ourselves, especially during tax season. But tax preparer Joyce Linzy was prepared to spend money to make it happen.

Linzy prepared taxes out of her home, which was convenient. But her clients knew where she lived, which was not so convenient. Her tax season was stressful enough, but with the added aggravation of clients calling or coming to her home “at any hour” she felt the need to get away from time to time. In order to buy some rest and peace of mind, she incurred travel expenses, deducting $3,786 on her 2009 return.

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