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I'm trying to enter my job related expenses and I'm only provided with four boxes. Why cant I enter more?

Small items have been advised to not be set as assets and I am trying to list them as I have done in the past, but now the application is only allowing four spaces.
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I'm trying to enter my job related expenses and I'm only provided with four boxes. Why cant I enter more?

You didn't say, but I will presume you are a W-2 employee.  If so, that is what this answer addresses.

Employee job-related expenses are no longer deductible on a Federal Schedule A, but in "some" states they still are deductible for state returns.    If  your state allows them, the state return will pull your entries from the worksheet along with any other 2% miscellaneous deductions you may have, and the Federal return will ignore them.  In those states those types of expenses are subject to the 2% threshold rule.

Here are known states we were recently made aware of from TurboTax.  I don't know if there are others or not.
Arkansas, California, Hawaii, Iowa, Minnesota and New York


That being said, there are apparently only 4 data lines showing in that employee job "other expenses" screen in the Online product.  I have seen other online users report that, and that's what I get when I test it.    In the desktop product, however, I can keep adding as many additional lines as I need.

Are you able to combine anything like this?  Putting more than one thing on a line with a sub-amount.  As an example:

In the description box:    Dues $150, subscriptions $85, office paper $25
And then in the amount box:  $260



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I'm trying to enter my job related expenses and I'm only provided with four boxes. Why cant I enter more?

You didn't say, but I will presume you are a W-2 employee.  If so, that is what this answer addresses.

Employee job-related expenses are no longer deductible on a Federal Schedule A, but in "some" states they still are deductible for state returns.    If  your state allows them, the state return will pull your entries from the worksheet along with any other 2% miscellaneous deductions you may have, and the Federal return will ignore them.  In those states those types of expenses are subject to the 2% threshold rule.

Here are known states we were recently made aware of from TurboTax.  I don't know if there are others or not.
Arkansas, California, Hawaii, Iowa, Minnesota and New York


That being said, there are apparently only 4 data lines showing in that employee job "other expenses" screen in the Online product.  I have seen other online users report that, and that's what I get when I test it.    In the desktop product, however, I can keep adding as many additional lines as I need.

Are you able to combine anything like this?  Putting more than one thing on a line with a sub-amount.  As an example:

In the description box:    Dues $150, subscriptions $85, office paper $25
And then in the amount box:  $260



kt_pulse
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I'm trying to enter my job related expenses and I'm only provided with four boxes. Why cant I enter more?

Thanks, I'll have to enter multiple items in the description box like you suggested.

I'm trying to enter my job related expenses and I'm only provided with four boxes. Why cant I enter more?

You're welcome.  Good luck.  Just keep an itemized list in your records.
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