The Most-Overlooked Tax Breaks for Retirees

Unfortunately, seniors often miss tax-saving opportunities that are available to them. Don't let that happen to you!

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For new retirees, it's more important than ever to take full advantage of every tax break available. That's especially true if you're on a fixed income. After all, you have to stretch out your retirement savings to cover the rest of your life. But holding on to your money during retirement is easier said than done. That's why retirees really need to pay close attention to their tax situation.

Unfortunately, though, seniors often miss valuable tax-saving opportunities. In many cases, it's simply because they just don't know about them. Don't let that happen to you — check out these often-overlooked tax breaks for retirees. You could save a bundle!

Kevin McCormally
Chief Content Officer, Kiplinger Washington Editors
McCormally retired in 2018 after more than 40 years at Kiplinger. He joined Kiplinger in 1977 as a reporter specializing in taxes, retirement, credit and other personal finance issues. He is the author and editor of many books, helped develop and improve popular tax-preparation software programs, and has written and appeared in several educational videos. In 2005, he was named Editorial Director of The Kiplinger Washington Editors, responsible for overseeing all of our publications and Web site. At the time, Editor in Chief Knight Kiplinger called McCormally "the watchdog of editorial quality, integrity and fairness in all that we do." In 2015, Kevin was named Chief Content Officer and Senior Vice President.