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divorcedwithchil
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I prepare meals once a month for the American legion members. Its out of my pocket, i do not get reimbursed for my costs. Can deduct those expenses?

 
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Leonard
Intuit Alumni

I prepare meals once a month for the American legion members. Its out of my pocket, i do not get reimbursed for my costs. Can deduct those expenses?

Yes, you can deduct those unreimbursed expenses as an itemized deduction on your tax return.

If you can itemize your deductions for 2019 then you can deduct your unreimbursed expenses on Schedule A Gifts to Charity Line 12

However, for most taxpayers, their standard itemized deduction is higher than their itemized deductions and they do not itemize.

The 2019 standard deductions are:  $12,200 if you are single or use married filing separate status   $24,400 if you file e a married joint-file and  $18,350 if you file as head of household.

 

[Edited 03/11/2020 | 1:39 pm PDT]

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Leonard
Intuit Alumni

I prepare meals once a month for the American legion members. Its out of my pocket, i do not get reimbursed for my costs. Can deduct those expenses?

Yes, you can deduct those unreimbursed expenses as an itemized deduction on your tax return.

If you can itemize your deductions for 2019 then you can deduct your unreimbursed expenses on Schedule A Gifts to Charity Line 12

However, for most taxpayers, their standard itemized deduction is higher than their itemized deductions and they do not itemize.

The 2019 standard deductions are:  $12,200 if you are single or use married filing separate status   $24,400 if you file e a married joint-file and  $18,350 if you file as head of household.

 

[Edited 03/11/2020 | 1:39 pm PDT]

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divorcedwithchil
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I prepare meals once a month for the American legion members. Its out of my pocket, i do not get reimbursed for my costs. Can deduct those expenses?

Thanks for the quick answer, but the explanation was lacking a little information wise. I do itemize, and looking to reduce my payment a few more dollars
Leonard
Intuit Alumni

I prepare meals once a month for the American legion members. Its out of my pocket, i do not get reimbursed for my costs. Can deduct those expenses?

I have edited my answer and you may find the information useful.
divorcedwithchil
New Member

I prepare meals once a month for the American legion members. Its out of my pocket, i do not get reimbursed for my costs. Can deduct those expenses?

Thanks, that's what I was looking for. much appreciated
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