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Is itemized deduction limited for individuals with high in

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Is itemized deduction limited for individuals with high income?

Lane :

Hi,

Lane :

The limitation applies to taxpayers with AGI over a threshold amount: $250,000 (single), $300,000 (married filing jointly), $275,000 (head of household), or $150,000 (married filing separately). Basically, deductions are reduced by 3% of the amount by which AGI exceeds the threshold. However, deductions for medical expenses, investment interest, casualty and theft losses, and gambling losses are not subject to the limitation. And you can't lose more than 80% of the itemized deductions that are affected.

Lane :

I still don't see you coming into the chat session, so I'll move us to the "Q&A" mode. … Maybe that will help … (We can still continue a dialogue there, just not in real-time chat, as we can here)

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Let me know if you need anything else at all on this.



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Hi Anton,

... just checking back in here, as I never saw you into the chat.

Also, the AMT (Alternative minimum tax), is another thing that can impose extra costs on higher income earners.

Let me know if you have any other questions on the itemized deduction phaseout.

Lane