Miscellaneous Deductions Can Cut Taxes
You may be able to deduct certain miscellaneous costs you pay during the year. Examples include employee expenses and fees you pay for tax advice. If you itemize, these deductions could lower your tax bill.
Here are some things the IRS wants you to know about miscellaneous deductions:
Deductions Subject to the Two Percent Limit. You can deduct most miscellaneous costs only if their total is more than two percent of your adjusted gross income. These include expenses such as:
Deductions Not Subject to the Two Percent Limit. Some deductions are not subject to the two percent limit. They include:
There are many expenses that you can’t deduct. For example, you can’t deduct personal living or family expenses.