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Alabama Adoption Expenses

Beginning January 1, 1991, the reasonable medical and legal expenses paid or incurred by the taxpayer in connection with the adoption of a minor may be deducted as an adjustment to income. The term “ medical expenses ” include any medical...

Deducting Moving Expenses

qualify for the tax break. Moves that are only short hops and jobs that are short-term or part-time generally do not qualify. However, if you can satisfy the distance and time tests then job-related moving expenses that you incur may...

Job Search Expenses and Deductions

Many people in this country are looking for jobs, and oftentimes, there are expenses that go along with that search. At a time in your life when there is no money coming in, but you find yourself having to spend in your quest searching...

Entertainment Expenses that are Tax Deductible

The IRS allows you to include certain business entertainment expenses on your tax returns each year. Expenses are treated differently depending on the type of entertainment. There are also firm guidelines you must follow for the expense...

Examples of other deductible expenses

Examples of other Deductible Expenses: Archer MSA deduction (see Form 8853 ). Jury duty pay if you gave the pay to your employer because your employer paid your salary while you served on the jury. Deductible expenses related to income...

What are "qualifying education expenses"?

For purposes of the student loan interest deduction , these expenses are the total costs of attending an eligible educational institution, including graduate school. They include amounts paid for the following items. Tuition and fees. Room...

What is the difference between "Direct Expenses" and "Indirect Expenses"?

There are 2 types of expenses that you can deduct related your home office/business: Direct Expenses and Indirect Expenses. Direct Expenses: Direct expenses are those expenses that are paid only for the business part of your...

How do I calculate the amount of qualified expenses?

You should have received a Form 1098-T from your school. You will need this form in order to calculate the qualified expenses that you can claim. According to the IRS you must reduce any amount of qualified expenses by the amount you...

Examples of other Job related expenses:

Examples of other job related expenses may include the following: Safety equipment, small tools, and supplies needed for your job. Uniforms required by your employer that are not suitable for ordinary wear. Protective clothing required...

What are "Qualified Medical Expenses" for an MSA?

When filing Form 8853 for an Archer MSA Deduction, you are required to figure the limitation that applies to you in regard to how much of a deduction you are eligible to report. The IRS provides a worksheet to calculate the amount of this limitation. It is located withi...