I buy clippers and shears for my job as a stylist i have to supply my own tools where do i file that
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I buy clippers and shears for my job as a stylist i have to supply my own tools where do i file that

 
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I buy clippers and shears for my job as a stylist i have to supply my own tools where do i file that

If you are an employee, you can claim these expenses as Job-related expenses in Schedule A - Itemized Deductions.

Job-related expenses are subject to the 2% rule and you can only claim the excess over 2% of your adjusted gross income.

Please note that Itemized Deductions will only "help" when they exceed your standard deduction.

For 2016, standard deductions are:

For a taxpayer under 65, not claimed as a dependent:

  • $6,300 for Single
  • $12,600 for Married Filing Jointly, or Qualifying Widow(er) with dependent child
  • $9,300 for Head of Household
  • $6,300 for Married Filing Separately
  • If you are over 65 or blind, add $1,250 for each instance or add $1,550 each instance if single and not a surviving spouse

You can deduct your job-related expenses by following these steps:

  • In TurboTax, open your tax return
  • Click on Federal Taxes, then on Deductions & Credits
  • Under All Tax breaks, locate the section Employment Expenses and click on Show more
  • Click Start next to Job expenses for W-2 Income.

 



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