topic As a sommelier, am I able to deduct wine purchases as an itemized employee business expense, since it furthers my knowledge in my profession? in Deductions & credits https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/tax-credits-deductions/discussion/as-a-sommelier-am-i-able-to-deduct-wine-purchases-as-an-itemized-employee-business-expense-since-it/01/485032#M62082 <P>I work in a restaurant full time. I would like to itemize my expenses related to wine &amp; beer purchased from a store as an business-related employee expense. It definitely furthers my knowledge in my profession and keeps me current on knowledge that is compulsory to doing my job.</P> Wed, 05 Jun 2019 00:55:47 GMT Meghan2 2019-06-05T00:55:47Z As a sommelier, am I able to deduct wine purchases as an itemized employee business expense, since it furthers my knowledge in my profession? https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/tax-credits-deductions/discussion/as-a-sommelier-am-i-able-to-deduct-wine-purchases-as-an-itemized-employee-business-expense-since-it/01/485032#M62082 <P>I work in a restaurant full time. I would like to itemize my expenses related to wine &amp; beer purchased from a store as an business-related employee expense. It definitely furthers my knowledge in my profession and keeps me current on knowledge that is compulsory to doing my job.</P> Wed, 05 Jun 2019 00:55:47 GMT https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/tax-credits-deductions/discussion/as-a-sommelier-am-i-able-to-deduct-wine-purchases-as-an-itemized-employee-business-expense-since-it/01/485032#M62082 Meghan2 2019-06-05T00:55:47Z I would love to tell you otherwise, but you cannot deduct... https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/tax-credits-deductions/discussion/i-would-love-to-tell-you-otherwise-but-you-cannot-deduct/01/485038#M62083 <P>I would love to tell you otherwise, but you <U>cannot deduct your wine &amp; beer purchases as an employee-related business expense - even if you are a full-time sommelier.&nbsp;</U></P><P>Costs incurred in both your personal life and your business life are rarely deductible as business expenses. Food, drink and clothing would come under this category.</P><P><U>You could, however,&nbsp;deduct any unreimbursed&nbsp;costs of attending a wine-tasting (workshop?) or wine class to further your experience and knowledge as a sommelier. </U>You&nbsp;have to itemize&nbsp;deductions and these are subject to a 2% of AGI limit (only the amount &nbsp;exceeding 2% of your AGI is deducted from income).</P><P>A common example of this would be "uniforms" - if you can wear the "uniform" as clothing outside of your workplace, you cannot claim a business deduction for the cost of that uniform. High-powered businesspersons must often spend a great deal of money on business attire, but they can wear the same clothing for non-business purposes - not deductible. Military people, however, are usually restricted on when and where they are allowed to wear their uniforms - deductible.</P> Wed, 05 Jun 2019 00:55:48 GMT https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/tax-credits-deductions/discussion/i-would-love-to-tell-you-otherwise-but-you-cannot-deduct/01/485038#M62083 ToddL 2019-06-05T00:55:48Z
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<P>I would love to tell you otherwise, but you <U>cannot deduct your wine &amp; beer purchases as an employee-related business expense - even if you are a full-time sommelier.&nbsp;</U></P><P>Costs incurred in both your personal life and your business life are rarely deductible as business expenses. Food, drink and clothing would come under this category.</P><P><U>You could, however,&nbsp;deduct any unreimbursed&nbsp;costs of attending a wine-tasting (workshop?) or wine class to further your experience and knowledge as a sommelier. </U>You&nbsp;have to itemize&nbsp;deductions and these are subject to a 2% of AGI limit (only the amount &nbsp;exceeding 2% of your AGI is deducted from income).</P><P>A common example of this would be "uniforms" - if you can wear the "uniform" as clothing outside of your workplace, you cannot claim a business deduction for the cost of that uniform. High-powered businesspersons must often spend a great deal of money on business attire, but they can wear the same clothing for non-business purposes - not deductible. Military people, however, are usually restricted on when and where they are allowed to wear their uniforms - deductible.</P>
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