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Is the ammunition purchased for off duty range practice for work as a police officer deductible as employee business to maintain and improve skills required for work

The IRS has denied the deduction because the range practice wasn't on duty
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Is the ammunition purchased for off duty range practice for work as a police officer deductible as employee business to maintain and improve skills required for work

This is an interesting (non-Turbotax) article on a policeman's expenses:  http://ljpr.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/Tax-Deductions-for-Police-Officers-2015.pdf

Notice the comment about a letter from the employer.  In my experience, in audits of employee business expenses, the IRS always asks for a letter from the employer about their policies.

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Is the ammunition purchased for off duty range practice for work as a police officer deductible as employee business to maintain and improve skills required for work

This is an interesting (non-Turbotax) article on a policeman's expenses:  http://ljpr.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/Tax-Deductions-for-Police-Officers-2015.pdf

Notice the comment about a letter from the employer.  In my experience, in audits of employee business expenses, the IRS always asks for a letter from the employer about their policies.

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Is the ammunition purchased for off duty range practice for work as a police officer deductible as employee business to maintain and improve skills required for work

No. The  general rule for deductibility is "Ordinary & necessary". There's a fine line between an activity being a personal hobby and a business expense. The IRS takes the attitude that you get the ordinary & necessary training on duty. The rest is hobby or recreational expense.

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