I am single, rent, and payed AMT for 2011. If I owned my own home and had a mortgage, would I have been able to deduct the interest, or is the fact that I payed AMT a sign that no further deductions were available to me?
I have few deductions but itemize because my state tax alone is more than the standard deduction.
You are not now, and will never be, my accountant.
posted by benbenson
on Mar 7, 2012 -
I have a small home based computer business in Australia and need some allowable tax deductions. I understand that assets such as office furniture, plant & equipment are immediately tax deductible (don't need to be depreciated) if they're under $1,000. What are some things I could buy for my home office to reduce my tax? Thanks in advance
posted by Bacillus
on Jun 26, 2011 -
As a U.S. resident and citizen, what happens if I neglect to claim income from a Canadian company? [more inside]
posted by Mushpuppy
on Oct 28, 2010 -
I started a side business in 2009 and operated at a loss. I did a terrible job of record-keeping. Should I submit deductions, or just forget it? [more inside]
posted by sorrenn
on Oct 2, 2010 -
Can grocery retailers claim a tax deduction for the market value
of donated food, or just the cost
of that food? I've been given both answers - but only one can be right, right? [more inside]
posted by greggish
on Jan 27, 2009 -
Can I deduct moving expenses on an unpaid mover bill on my tax return? In March of 2007 I moved from New Jersey to Alaska, but am unable to pay the movers to deliver my property until my wife cashes out her stock from her former employer. The property is currently undelivered and unpaid for, but I did get billed for it in 2007. Can I deduct this as a "moving expense" for 2007? [more inside]
posted by Stilus
on Mar 12, 2008 -
TAX-Filter: Please help me understand the difference between:
(a) Deducting child care expenses from my taxes,
(b) claiming the Child and Dependent Care Credit on my tax return, and
(c) Using a section 125 Flexible Spending Account to pay for child care expenses.
posted by yet.another.boston.question
on Jan 5, 2008 -
I'm recently self-employed and I need some advice about tax deductions. I'm going to be getting a new, rather expensive computer but I also want to make sure I have enough money to pay my taxes.
The computer will be used for business and home use - so where do I stand tax deduction-wise? [more inside]
posted by missmagenta
on Jun 16, 2007 -
My mom is a commissioned retail salesperson for Gucci. Because she gets $13k/yr. in alimony, she always owes when she does her taxes. If she itemizes this year, what could she deduct? [more inside]
posted by camfys
on Apr 4, 2007 -
It's tax time, and it shows. My question is about moving expenses: Can I deduct them for a move from CA to NY, even though I kept the same job and am now telecommuting? [more inside]
posted by phrenq
on Feb 1, 2007 -