Tax Deductions

Tax Deduction information and worksheets. Follow the links below for more detailed information. At the bottom of each page is a PDF worksheet as well.
Tax Deductions for Educators
Professional Fees and Dues:Dues paid to professional societies related to your educational profession are deductible. These could include professional organizations, business leagues, trade associations, chambers of commerce, boards of trade and civic…

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Tax Deductions for FireFighters
Professional Fees and Dues:Dues paid to professional societies related to your occupation as a firefighter are deductible. However, the costs of initial admission fees paid for membership in certain organizations or social clubs are considered capital…

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Tax Deductions for Peace Officers
Professional Fees and Dues:Dues paid to professional societies related to your occupation are deductible. However, the costs of initial admission fees paid for membership in certain organizations or social clubs are considered capital expenses.Deductions…

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Tax Deductions for Business Professionals
Professional Fees and Dues:Dues paid to professional societies related to your profession are deductible. However, the cost of initial admission fees paid for membership in certain organizations or social clubs are considered capital expenses.Continuing…

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Tax Deductions for Medical Professionals
Supplies & Expenses:Generally, to be deductible, items must be ordinary and necessary to your medical profession and not reimbursable by your employer. Record separately from other supplies the cost of business assets that are expected to last longer…

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Tax Deductions for Realtors
Auto Travel:Your auto expense is based on the number of qualified business miles you drive. Expenses for travel between business locations or daily transportation expenses between your residence and temporary work locations are deductible; include them…

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Tax Deductions for Sales Representatives
Auto Travel:Your auto expense is based on the number of qualified business miles you drive. Expenses for travel between business locations or daily transportation expenses between your residence and temporary work locations are deductible; include them…

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Tax Deductions for Clergy
Parsonage Allowance:Many members of the clergy are paid a cash “housing allowance,” which they use to pay the expenses related to their homes (e.g. interest, real property taxes, utilities, etc.). Alternatively, some may live in a parsonage…

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Tax Deductions for Day Care Providers
Auto Travel:Your auto expenses are based on the number of qualified business miles you drive. Auto expenses for you as a day care provider could include your transportation: to and from a class taken to enhance your day care skills; on field trips…

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Tax Deductions for Overnight Drivers
Out-of-Town Travel:Expenses accrued when traveling away from “home” overnight for job related reasons are deductible. Your “home” is generally considered to be the entire city or general area where your principal place of employment…

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Tax Deductions for Entertainers
Continuing Education:Educational expenses are deductible under either of two conditions: (1) your employer requires the education in order for you to keep your job or rate of pay; or (2) the education maintains or improves your skills in the entertainment…

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Tax Deductions for Waiters & Waitresses
Keeping A Good Tip Record:If you are a waiter or waitress, the IRS requires you to keep a record of your tips. The record needs to include tips you receive from: your customers in cash; other tipped employees because of a “tip-sharing” arrangement;…

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Tax Deductions for Airline Flight Crew Personnel
Professional Fees & Dues:Dues paid to professional societies related to your occupation are deductible. However, the costs of initial admission fees paid for membership in certain organizations or social clubs are considered capital expenses.Deductions…

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Tax Deductions for Telecommuting Employees
Equipment Purchases:Record separately from other supplies the costs of business assets that are expected to last longer than one year and cost more than $100. Normally, the costs of such assets are recovered differently on your tax return than are other…

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