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I just filed around $1,600 worth of job expenses but it did not lower the amount of taxes that I owe. I am confused, I thought it would help lower the amount due?

 
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I just filed around $1,600 worth of job expenses but it did not lower the amount of taxes that I owe. I am confused, I thought it would help lower the amount due?

Only the amount of job-related expenses that are OVER 2% of your adjusted gross income get added to your list of itemized deductions, which still must exceed your standard deduction in order to make a difference on your return.  This is kind of a hard deduction to get.  If you need to enter these, go to Federal>Deductions and Credits>Employment Expenses>Job-Related Expenses.


**Disclaimer: Every effort has been made to offer the most correct information possible. The poster disclaims any legal responsibility for the accuracy of the information that is contained in this post.**

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I just filed around $1,600 worth of job expenses but it did not lower the amount of taxes that I owe. I am confused, I thought it would help lower the amount due?

Only the amount of job-related expenses that are OVER 2% of your adjusted gross income get added to your list of itemized deductions, which still must exceed your standard deduction in order to make a difference on your return.  This is kind of a hard deduction to get.  If you need to enter these, go to Federal>Deductions and Credits>Employment Expenses>Job-Related Expenses.


**Disclaimer: Every effort has been made to offer the most correct information possible. The poster disclaims any legal responsibility for the accuracy of the information that is contained in this post.**
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