Occupation Brochures

Virtually all taxpayers incur deductible expenses related to their occupations.  Although certain expenses may be deductible to a variety of occupations, most occupations will have a combination of expenses that are unique to that occupation alone.  The following is information pertaining to deductible expenses as they apply to a variety of occupations.  This includes both
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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 profession. The costs of courses that are taken to meet the minimum requirements of
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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 with those for whom you are providing care; for errands related to
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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 are allowed for payments made to a union as a condition of initial or continued membership. Such payments include dues, but
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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 recurring, everyday business expenses like business cards, office supplies etc. Telephone Expenses: The
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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 than one year and cost more than $100. Normally, the cost of such assets are recovered
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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; and your customers who pay by credit card. When you receive a
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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 Education:Educational expenses are deductible under either of two conditions: (1) your employer requires the education in order for you to keep
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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 is located. Out-of-town expenses include transportation, meals, lodging, tips and miscellaneous items like laundry, valet etc. Document your away-from-home expenses
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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 as business miles. Expenses for your trips between home and work each day, or between home and one or
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