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I qualified for $1235 in business expenses, so why is it now suggesting I take the standard deduction?

As a self-employed person, I was able to take $1235 in business expenses. Is this the same as itemized deductions? Am I still able to take the standard deduction in addition to my business expenses?
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I qualified for $1235 in business expenses, so why is it now suggesting I take the standard deduction?

If you are self-employed, you would take these deductions on Schedule C or C-EZ.  This is separate from the itemized deductions for business which is usually for someone who works for someone else and doesn't get reimbursed for it. 

You are eligible to take the businesses expenses on the Sched. C or C-EZ AND the standard deduction that everyone filing is eligible for. 

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I qualified for $1235 in business expenses, so why is it now suggesting I take the standard deduction?

If you are self-employed, you would take these deductions on Schedule C or C-EZ.  This is separate from the itemized deductions for business which is usually for someone who works for someone else and doesn't get reimbursed for it. 

You are eligible to take the businesses expenses on the Sched. C or C-EZ AND the standard deduction that everyone filing is eligible for. 

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