Itemize your deductions if they're more than the standard deduction amount.
No, there are certain people that aren't eligible to choose the standard deduction. They include dual-status and non-resident aliens.
No, if your wife chooses to itemize deductions, you must also itemize deductions.
There are certain types of educational expenses that are deductible. Some examples include money spent on supplies, books and tuition. Sometimes travel expenses may also be deductible. For more information, please examine Publication 970 (2009), Tax Benefits for Education.
Yes, under certain circumstances. The education must be to improve or maintain your performance on the job. You can also deduct expenses if the education is required by law or by your employer.
No, you can't deduct the expense of meals while working late.
Yes, you can claim both. However, the same expenses for education can't be used to claim both benefits.
Yes, mortgage interest and property taxes are usually deductible.
Generally, you can deduct the mortgage interest and property taxes you pay on a second home just the same as your first home.
If you itemize deductions, you can deduct losses from gambling. However, you can't deduct more than your gambling income.
Yes, you must provide evidence, such as receipts or tickets. The IRS recommends keeping an accurate record of your gambling winnings and losses.
Yes, you can deduct this amount from your income.
No, you aren't entitled to deduct child support.
No, you can't deduct these expenses.
Yes, you can deduct union dues or fees to a professional organization as long as it's connected to your employment.
You can deduct casualty losses from a flood not covered by your insurance if you live in a declared disaster area.
No, you can't deduct interest on your personal credit card.
No, these are non-deductible expenses.
No, you can't deduct funeral or burial expenses.
No, security systems are non-deductible expenses.