A lot of tax breaks are well known, such as deducting mortgage interest, tuition, and child care expenses. However, investors have their own set of tax deductions and breaks, many of which are not too widely known.

For instance, did you know that your investment magazine and Motley Fool subscriptions are deductible? How about the accountant you hired to tally up your profits and losses? These are just a few of the tax benefits that investors often overlook.

Here is a slideshow of seven tax benefits that matter to you as an investor, as well as some tips to help make sure you're taking full advantage of each one.

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