The following seven tax breaks are all too easy to overlook.Number 1, capital loss carryovers. You have one if you had a pre-2015 capital loss from the sale of an investment. Use it to offset any capital gains from this year. If the carryover exceeds this year’s capital gains and you had no gains, you can use up to $3,000 to offset ordinary income. 2, medical expenses for a parent. If you’re helping to support Mom or Dad but can’t claim either as a dependent because their income in 2015 exceeded $4,000, you can still benefit. If you provided more than half of your parent’s medical costs, you can add them to your itemized out-of-pocket medical costs. 3, out-of-pocket expenses for charity. If you pay for supplies or other items for a charity, like taking temporary care of an animal or buying pet food, you can deduct the costs. Driving your car for a charity is deductible at 14 cents a mile. 4, prior year state and local taxes paid in the current year. Paying outstanding state income taxes on your 2014 return in 2015 allows you to deduct your payment on your 2015 return. 5, car expenses. Some states impose taxes based on the value of your car. You can deduct those taxes. 6, educator expenses. Teachers, coaches, guidance counselors or principals in grades K-through-12 can deduct up to $250 worth of out-of-pocket expenses paid for students. Deduct amounts exceeding $250 as unreimbursed employee business expenses under miscellaneous itemized deductions. And 7, jury duty pay turned over to your employer. If you had to give your jury duty compensation to your company, you can claim it as a deduction. Check IRS.gov for the most current guidelines.