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Old 02-03-2006, 02:16 PM   #1
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anybody have some good examples of being able to use this.


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Re: 2% of AGI - miscellaneous deductions
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Re: 2% of AGI - miscellaneous deductions

Sure. I deducted business school tuiton. Way more than 2% AGI, and it actually tossed me into AMT land.

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Re: 2% of AGI - miscellaneous deductions

If your employer required you to have your own tools to work at a job, my impression is that you can deduct the cost of those tools.* For example, our service engineers must have their own tools.*

If you must buy your uniforms and steel-toed shoes for work.* The first year of work when you are getting these things set up can be expensive.

My impression is that many of the things that one would deduct on a Schedule C (if you had a business) could go in this category.* I have a little income from consulting, so I put these kinds of deductions on my Schedule C rather than on Schedule A.

Edited to add: IRS stats from 2003 show that about 9% of individual tax returns actually claim this deduction.
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