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How to Get a Tax Break for Airline Baggage Fees

Self-employed taxpayers may be eligible for the write-off.

Airlines seem to revel in driving travelers batty with extra fees for baggage, online booking and for changing travel plans.

These fees add up quickly. Baggage fees collected by U.S airlines alone topped $3 billion during the first nine months of 2016. Cancellation and change fees totaled another $2 billion-plus over the same period.

If you get burned, maybe Uncle Sam will help ease the pain. If you're self-employed and travelling on business, be sure to add those costs to your deductible travel expenses.

See more tax tips for your 2016 return:

Deduct Job-Hunting Expenses

Out-of-Pocket Charitable Deductions

Deduct State Sales Tax

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