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im filing as self employed how do i find deductions

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Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Tax
Expert:  Bill replied 8 years ago.

The expenses you can deduct are listed on lines 8 - 27 in Part II of Schedule C. The instructions for Schedule C explain these different expenses. Also, Publication 334 provides detailed information on the different expenses that are deductible. The links to these items are below:

Pages 31 - 39 provide guidance on expenses -



Customer: replied 8 years ago.
Reply to Bill's Post: how do i duduct the miles on my truck where do i get that proof
Expert:  Bill replied 8 years ago.

If you are going to deduct mileage then you need to keep a daily mileage and expense log. Publication 463 explains the details of maintaining records and has a sample log on page 35.


Customer: replied 8 years ago.
k your getting a bonus... and why when i enter the intrest i paid on my house 4500 the amount i owe stays the same it doestnt go down?
Expert:  Bill replied 8 years ago.
Are you entering the interest on line 10 of Schedule A? Are you entering it in tax software?
Customer: replied 8 years ago.
oh line 10 schedule a
Expert:  Bill replied 8 years ago.

Are your total itemized deductions on line 29 more than your standard deduction ($10,700 if married joint return or $5,350 if single)? If you are using your home for your business then you may be able to deduct some of the interest on Schedule C. See Publication 587.

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