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You can claim sales tax or state income tax, but not both
And you have to itemize your deductions to do so.
Support sent to your wife abroad is not tax deductible unless it's alimony - which is for those who are divorced or under separate maintenance agreements
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what about interest paid to credit cards
No that is not deductible
what happened to my free follow up question by my last "just answer. tax"
I'm not sure what you mean?
just thought i was entittle to free follow up questions is that the case with you and me now
If you sign up for a subscription I think you can ... but I'm an expert and I don't negotiate payment directly with customers
my last expert suggested to me I should file for an extension before the april 15th deadline then when my wife comes here may 11 she will get her ssan 3 weeks later to file married jointly, when does the extension expires and what form should I use to do my filing and is there any online services I can use that is reliable and inexpensive
Thank you for your follow up. What your last expert suggested sounds correct. The extension is until October 15
You will use form 1040 for your filing, and you can use HR Block Online
can my form be filled up online because I understand the forms must be typed its hard to fine a typewriter nowadays, do you know the fee for the H&R online service?
No, I don't know their fees. It varies by the difficulty of your return. You would need to go to www.hrblock.com
I made less than $1,000 doing a little farming, what form do I use even though I do not receive a 1099 from the buyer, and can I use cost associated with the farming as deductions?
You will use schedule F and yes you can deduct the cost associated with the farming.
can I claim medical Insurance cost that i paid and my emplyer paid towards my coverage?
Typically you cannot deduct the premium you paid for coverage from your employer because that is paid for pre-tax
can I claim mileage n from work, and when you say typically you mean maybe, yes or no?
No, you may not deduct mileage to and from work.
I mean no you cannot deduct coverage you pay for pre-tax from your employer
i mean the medical insurance paid pretaxed
No you can't deduct that
can I claim food as a deduction
No you may not claim food as a deduction
can you tell me the basic deductions beside mortgage interest, state and federal income taxes, monies placed in a retirement fund, medical insurance premiums and cost(?), ?
real estate taxes
gifts to charity
Tax preparation fees
these are the basic ones.
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are your fees tax deductible for next year, how about utilities and auto expenses and repairs
No those are not tax deductible unless they are for a business purpose
Is there anything else?
do I file my 1040 now along with the extension or can I file it later but before Oct 15
You can file it later, but on or before October 15
so there is no free follow up to this session
You can come back here and ask me questions even after you rate
can i use my prescription drug cost and my doctors office visits as tax deductions
Yes, those are medical expenses
I can ask you questions only now while i am connected to you, how about my expense to go to the doctors office and to the drug store
No, you can come back later and ask questions
Yes, the expense of the doctor visit and drug store is tax deductible
thats what I thought I was doing today to my last expert but i got charged again, what was that all about
I'm not certain. You'd have to contact customer service
But, you can come back to this thread and ask me questions
If you start a new question you would be charged again.
you mean i cannot ask you anymore right now?
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I tried to submit your rating but it ask me if I want to leave this page and I am not ready to leave yet
You can still ask questions after you rate. I do this all the time with customers.
How about home and auto insurance, life insurance etc... are they tax deductible?
Expert thanks for your help, can I print out my tax forms and extension or do I have to have it typed?
expert can an ordinary guy like myself learn to do my own taxes, what do I have to study to do it correctly. Thanks