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betty1080
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I paid about $1440 in Union Dues and parking fees for my place of employment but it doesnt seem to make impact on my return. Is there something I am doing wrong?

 
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xmasbaby0
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I paid about $1440 in Union Dues and parking fees for my place of employment but it doesnt seem to make impact on my return. Is there something I am doing wrong?

Only the amount of job-related expenses that are OVER 2% of your adjusted gross income get added to your list of itemized deductions, which still must exceed your standard deduction in order to make a difference on your return.  This is kind of a hard deduction to get.  If you need to enter these, go to Federal>Deductions and Credits>Employment Expenses>Job-Related Expenses.

Parking fees are not deductible.

That being said, you are posting from the Free version of TurboTax which does not support itemized deductions.  In order to itemize your deductions, you need an upgraded version of TT such as Deluxe (or higher).  If you do not have enough deductions to itemize, then your union dues will not affect your refund or tax due.  You will just receive the standard deduction.

**Disclaimer: Every effort has been made to offer the most correct information possible. The poster disclaims any legal responsibility for the accuracy of the information that is contained in this post.**

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xmasbaby0
Level 15

I paid about $1440 in Union Dues and parking fees for my place of employment but it doesnt seem to make impact on my return. Is there something I am doing wrong?

Only the amount of job-related expenses that are OVER 2% of your adjusted gross income get added to your list of itemized deductions, which still must exceed your standard deduction in order to make a difference on your return.  This is kind of a hard deduction to get.  If you need to enter these, go to Federal>Deductions and Credits>Employment Expenses>Job-Related Expenses.

Parking fees are not deductible.

That being said, you are posting from the Free version of TurboTax which does not support itemized deductions.  In order to itemize your deductions, you need an upgraded version of TT such as Deluxe (or higher).  If you do not have enough deductions to itemize, then your union dues will not affect your refund or tax due.  You will just receive the standard deduction.

**Disclaimer: Every effort has been made to offer the most correct information possible. The poster disclaims any legal responsibility for the accuracy of the information that is contained in this post.**
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