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Questions about Itemized Deductions

What are itemized deductions?

The expense that an individual may declare on their federal tax returns to decrease their taxable income is called itemized deduction. Most of the times, individuals may be given the option of either choosing itemized deductions or standard deductions. Individuals should understand what these deductions are in order to make good use of them. Given below are some of the most common questions that have been answered by the Experts about itemized deductions.

Would an individual have to pay taxes and list itemized deductions if they have sold an inherited estate for a loss?

In most situations, if an individual sold the estate at a loss, the individual may have no tax liability towards the estate. As a result, they may not list out itemized deductions or pay taxes.

Would a person require their employer’s approval if they want to make changes to the itemized deductions on the W4 form?

An individual may have to seek their employer’s approval if he/she wants to make changes to the W4 form. If the employer does not approve the request or does not accept the updated form, the individual may file a complaint with the IRS.

Are state taxes deductible while filing for federal tax returns?

If an individual has already paid state taxes, then the individual may include them in the itemized deductions while filing federal tax returns.

Can a person deduct legal fees that were paid to keep their job while filing returns?

An individual may deduct legal fees that they have paid to keep their job while filing returns. This individual may do so by listing the fees as a miscellaneous itemized deduction on Schedule A, form 1040 or form 1040NR. Also, the individual may be able to claim expenses if they are more than 2% of their adjusted gross income.

Would an individual be required to hire a lawyer if he/she is asked by the state to send receipts to prove his/her deductions?

An individual may not initially hire a lawyer if he/she is asked to give proof of his/her itemized deductions in the forms of bills and receipts. He/she may directly send the copies of these receipts. However, if the state challenges any of the documents that the individual has sent, he/she may hire a lawyer to help him/her.

If an individual is sharing the mortgage payments for his/her property with someone else, then how much money can he/she include as expense on his/her tax returns?

If an individual is sharing the mortgage payments of his/her property with someone else and is paying only half of the mortgage, then he/she may include only half the interest payments as expenses on his/her tax returns. He/she may not include the interest that the other person pays. The other party may also be able to include these expenses on his/her returns if he/she is named on the title of the property.

Federal and state tax departments have various provisions and options that can help people reduce their tax liabilities to a great extent. Most of the times, these can be complex and difficult to understand on your own. As a tax payer, you need to be aware of these options if you want to save on your taxes. You may seek the insight from an Expert if you have difficulty in understanding provisions like itemized deductions.

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