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Yes, if it’s a yearly fee based on the value of your vehicle and you itemize your deductions. You can’t deduct the total amount you paid, only the portion of the fee that’s based on your vehicle’s value. And, not all states have value-based registrat... read more
Real estate taxes (also called "property taxes") for your main home, vacation home, or land are an allowable deduction if they are based on the assessed value of the property and the property is for your own personal use. Whether you'll actually get ... read more
In most cases, you can't deduct your share of health coverage costs for a group plan offered through your employer. The reason? Most premiums are paid with pre-tax dollars, which means they are deducted from your wages before taxes are applied. Deduc... read more
To qualify for and claim the Earned Income Credit you must: Have earned income; and Have been a U.S. citizen or resident alien for the entire tax year; and Have a valid Social Security number (not an ITIN) for yourself, your spouse (if filing jointly... read more
Your business qualifies for California’s Disabled Access Credit for Eligible Small Businesses if it had one of the following expenditures: Removed architectural, communication, physical, or transportation barriers that prevent the business from being... read more
With the business entertainment deduction repealed for tax years 2018 – 2025, some people (including us) were left wondering if going out to dinner with a business associate or taking clients to happy hour is considered "entertainment" and therefore ... read more
If you're using TurboTax Online, you may experience a blank screen when trying to start the Deductions and Credits section. Solution This issue was resolved on December 20, 2018.
You cannot claim the qualified business deduction if: You don’t have qualified business income. You have qualified business income, but don’t have overall net income, meaning your expenses were more than your income. Your other deductions already red... read more
The passthrough deduction is also known as the qualified business income deduction. It is in effect for tax years 2018 through 2025. It allows taxpayers to deduct up to 20% of qualified business income from their taxes. TurboTax will automatically ca... read more
Some common reason taxpayers can’t claim the Credit for Other Dependents are: Your child no longer qualifies as your dependent. Your child or dependent provided more than half of their financial support in 2018. Your child or dependent didn’t live wi... read more
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