Tag Archives: Schedule A

Deduction of Miscellaneous Expenses

The tax overhaul also suspended many other deductions or imposed new limits on them while targeting major write-offs such as mortgage interest and state and local taxes. These changes usually expire in late 2025. On Schedule A, a grab bag of items, Congress eliminated deductions for miscellaneous expenses. The change removed deductions for unreimbursed travel, […]

Disabled taxpayers who wish to deduct their medical expenses at tax time, generally must follow a unique set of rules to do so. Expenses related to the disability that fall under the category as necessary and ordinary business expenses include: Those necessary for you to perform your work in a satisfactory manner Goods and services […]

Tax season can be complicated: From the math, to the organization of documents, to the filing of the forms. The IRS has over 900 different tax forms available to taxpayers when filing their returns. Generally, the average taxpayer doesn’t have to worry about a majority of the forms. Ten of them are relatively common, and […]

Are Charitable Deductions Worth It?

Charitable donations are deductible if the amount of the donation is within a certain threshold, based off your adjusted gross income (AGI). In most cases, the upper limit is 50% of your AGI for donations, meaning a taxpayer with a $50,000 AGI can deduct up to $25,000 of charitable contributions. In order to deduct items […]

Not only can making a donation to those in need feel great, it can also benefit you at tax time. Depending on a few requirements, you may be able to deduct your charitable gift from your taxes. If you’ve made a contribution, consider the following tips to see if you are eligible to claim a […]

Taking the standard deduction may seem like the easier option when filing your taxes. However, it may not be the most valuable to you in the long run. Itemizing your deductions may lower your taxes owed. You can determine which method works best for you by figuring out the amount of each deduction method. In […]

Employee Business Expense Tax Tips

As an employee of another company or business, you may qualify to deduct any expenses you paid out of pocket. Generally, you will have to itemize your deductions using a Schedule A, Itemized Deductions in order to claim allowable expenses. Follow these five tips to maximize your deduction and avoid delays in processing your return: […]

No matter whether you are a full-time or part-time cashier or retail sales associate, at tax time you need to report your income to the IRS by filing a tax return. Your employer will send you a Form W-2, reporting your earnings and commissions for the tax year. This form will also list your withholdings […]

As an electrician or other tradesman, you will receive Form W-2, Wage and Tax Statement, from your employer. Payments that you get for services you provide outside of your employer, may be considered pay from self-employment and reportable on Schedule C, Profit or Loss from Business. Independent income would incorporate payments received for introducing overhead […]

Taxpayers who work as a tradesman, including a PC professional, electrical technician, craftsman, development specialist, forklift administrator, repairman, machine administrator, painter, handyman, welder or worker, will receive Form W-2, Wage and Tax Statement, from your employer. If you receive payments for service from anyone other than your employer, this income may be considered self-employment and […]