Tax

Have a tax question? Ask a tax Expert

Ask an Expert,
Get an Answer ASAP!

This answer was rated:

Is it allowed to not include a deduction of my fed return…

is it allowed to not...
is it allowed to not include a deduction of my fed return that increases my tax on my city return?
Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own Tax Question
Answered in 26 minutes by:
9/5/2017
Lane
Lane, JD, CFP, MBA, CRPS
Category: Tax
Satisfied Customers: 14,201
Experience: Law Degree, specialization in Tax Law and Corporate Law, CFP and MBA, Providing Financial & Tax advice since 1986
Verified

Hi. My name's Lane.

...

Yes, you can always OMIT deductions. The collections division of IRS will only DISallow deductions that are taken and shouldn't be AND require ALL taxable income to be reported.

...

But choosing NOT to take a deduction that you have coming to you is your choice.

...

I would only give the "heads-up" that if your federal rate is say 25% and your local rate is say 2% (local rates tend to run from 1 to 3%) the overall tax benefit is for the household is typically better by taking the deduction at the federal level.

...

(but I suppose this IS possible, especially if there's a CREDIT at the local and the deduction is phased out at the federal)

..

Regardless, yes, you can ALWAYS choose NOT to take a deduction.

Lane
Lane, JD, CFP, MBA, CRPS
Category: Tax
Satisfied Customers: 14,201
Experience: Law Degree, specialization in Tax Law and Corporate Law, CFP and MBA, Providing Financial & Tax advice since 1986
Verified
Lane and 87 other Tax Specialists are ready to help you
Ask your own question now
Was this answer helpful?
Ask Lane Your Own Question
Lane
Lane
Lane, JD, CFP, MBA, CRPS
Category: Tax
Satisfied Customers: 14,201
14,201 Satisfied Customers
Experience: Law Degree, specialization in Tax Law and Corporate Law, CFP and MBA, Providing Financial & Tax advice since 1986

Lane is online now

A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How JustAnswer works:

  • Ask an ExpertExperts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional AnswerVia email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeRate the answer you receive.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

I really was impressed with the prompt response. Your expert was not only a tax expert, but a people expert!!! Her genuine and caring attitude came across in her response...

T.G.WMatteson, IL

I WON!!! I just wanted you to know that your original answer gave me the courage and confidence to go into yesterday's audit ready to fight.

BonnieChesnee, SC

Great service. Answered my complex tax question in detail and provided a lot of additional useful information for my specific situation.

JohnMinneapolis, MN

Excellent information, very quick reply. The experts really take the time to address your questions, it is well worth the fee, for the peace of mind they can provide you with.

OrvilleHesperia, California

Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help.

Mary C.Freshfield, Liverpool, UK

This expert is wonderful. They truly know what they are talking about, and they actually care about you. They really helped put my nerves at ease. Thank you so much!!!!

AlexLos Angeles, CA

Thank you for all your help. It is nice to know that this service is here for people like myself, who need answers fast and are not sure who to consult.

GPHesperia, CA

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

Wallstreet Esq.

Wallstreet Esq.

Tax Attorney

586 satisfied customers

10 years experience

Mark D

Mark D

Enrolled Agent

1,338 satisfied customers

MBA, EA, Specializing in Business and Individual Tax Returns and Issues

Richard

Richard

Tax Attorney

4,495 satisfied customers

29 years of experience as a tax, real estate, and business attorney.

PhillipsEsq.

PhillipsEsq.

Attorney-at-Law

59 satisfied customers

B.A., M.B.A, J.D.

Robin D.

Robin D.

Senior Tax Advisor 4

15,272 satisfied customers

15years with H & R Block. Divisional leader, Instructor

Megan C

Megan C

Certified Public Accountant (CPA)

8,655 satisfied customers

Licensed CPA, CFE, CMA, CGMA who teaches accounting courses at Master's Level

jgordosea

jgordosea

Enrolled Agent

2,885 satisfied customers

I've prepared all types of taxes since 1987.

< Previous | Next >

Related Tax Questions
Is California IHSS provider income deductible if the
Is California IHSS provider income deductible if the recipient is my mother who lives with me and I am her main care provider? … read more
Barbara
Barbara
Enrolled Agent, Paralegal
5,119 satisfied customers
What is the 2018 Federal capital gains tax rate for married
What is the 2018 Federal capital gains tax rate for married filing jointly with combined incomes of <$325K? Also, same question for California. We are selling our home and expect a capital gain of … read more
Barbara
Barbara
Enrolled Agent, Paralegal
5,119 satisfied customers
Are SREC's (Solar Renewable Energy Credits) taxable income?
are SREC's (Solar Renewable Energy Credits) taxable income? What if you have not yet finished payments on your solar panels? … read more
taxmanrog
taxmanrog
Master\u0027s Degree
935 satisfied customers
How much can I deduct on my 2017 income tax return for meals
How much can I deduct on my 2017 income tax return for meals per day when my husband went to Hangzhou, china on Sept. 2017? … read more
abci168
abci168
Principal
27 satisfied customers
The federal government gives you a tax credit for foreign
The federal government gives you a tax credit for foreign taxes paid in another country Does New York State offer a tax credit for the same If yes , where would it be found, on what form… read more
Barbara
Barbara
Enrolled Agent, Paralegal
5,119 satisfied customers
Is the FICA tax on my salary tax deductible? The paid FICA
The paid FICA amount shows on my W-2 and I wondered if it is tax deductible on my tax return - … read more
LEV
LEV
Retired
Bachelor's Degree
14,896 satisfied customers
VA income tax return form 760, Line 16, “ Taxable Income -
VA income tax return form 760, Line 16 , “Virginia Taxable Income - Subtract Line 15 from Line 9” what are the two bubbles “DTD” and “LTD” ? Should I fill in one ?… read more
PDtax
PDtax
Owner
Master\u0027s Degree
1 satisfied customers
Can you deduct standard mileage on Corp returns - 1065 /
Can you deduct standard mileage on Corp returns - 1065 / 1120s ... etc... or is standard miles only for sch c? If Corp returns can claim standard mileage where would it be imputed... thanks!… read more
ABC Accounting Group
ABC Accounting Group
Bachelor\u0027s Degree
836 satisfied customers
Self employed. after deductions, my taxable income is $4000.
self employed . after deductions, my taxable income is $4000. will i have to pay tax on that amount? thank you … read more
Cole Parker
Cole Parker
Principal/CPA
Bachelor\u0027s Degree
103 satisfied customers
Are property taxes on a first and second home tax deductible
Are property taxes on a first and second home tax deductible in the same year on schedule A?… read more
Lane
Lane
JD, CFP, MBA, CRPS
14,201 satisfied customers
What is the amount of Standard Deduction for Single tax
What is the amount of Standard Deduction for Single tax filer NJ … read more
LEV
LEV
Retired
Bachelor's Degree
14,896 satisfied customers
Was wondering if I can deduct expenses paid to a collection
was wondering if I can deduct expenses paid to a collection service to collect on a judgement awarded to me about 10 years ago. Have not been able to collect, the collection service was not successful… read more
abci168
abci168
Principal
27 satisfied customers
Tax deductions. Can i deduct the conversion on my income
tax deductions JA: The Accountant will know how to help. Please tell me more, so we can help you best. Customer: can i deduct the conversion on my income taxes JA: Is there anything else the Accountan… read more
Robin D.
Robin D.
Senior Tax Advisor 4
Vocational, Technical or Trade School
15,272 satisfied customers
Are there federal or California tax credits for installing a
Second opinion] Are there federal or California tax credits for installing a new furnace, A/C system and attic and wall insulation?… read more
PDtax
PDtax
Owner
Master\u0027s Degree
1 satisfied customers
Are there federal tax credits for installing a new furnace,
Are there federal tax credits for installing a new furnace, A/C system and attic and wall insulation? … read more
LEV
LEV
Retired
Bachelor's Degree
14,896 satisfied customers
From what I'm reading I can't deduct federal taxes I paid
hello, from what I'm reading I can't deduct federal taxes I paid last year. last February, 2017, I paid $9,000 in federal taxes for 2016 tax return. so, now I'm doing my 2017 federal taxes, can I writ… read more
Robin D.
Robin D.
Senior Tax Advisor 4
Vocational, Technical or Trade School
15,272 satisfied customers
Are funeral expenses deductible on IRS personal return? My
Are funeral expenses deductible on IRS personal return? … read more
LEV
LEV
Retired
Bachelor's Degree
14,896 satisfied customers
Can I submit the federal taxes with an itemize deduction and
Can I submit the federal taxes with an itemize deduction and the state with a standard deduction form? … read more
Robin D.
Robin D.
Senior Tax Advisor 4
Vocational, Technical or Trade School
15,272 satisfied customers
Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x