Tax Write Off Categories

Here are the all the tax write off categories you can use to pay as little tax as possible.

Medical Expenses

Insurance (Out-of-Pocket & Withheld from paycheck)
Co-Payments
Prescriptions/Birth Control/Insulin & supplies
Glasses/Contacts & Solution
Hearing Aids & Batteries
Medical/Dental Exams
Eye Exams
Mental/Physical Therapy*
X-Rays, Labs, Clinics*
Braces/Dental Work
Crutches/Wheelchairs
Orthopedic Shoes
Guide Dogs & their care
Laser Eye Surgery
Ambulance Service
Mileage to/from Medical Care
Parking & Tolls
Acupuncture/Chiropractor
Artificial Limbs and Teeth
Lodging while away from home for treatments
Nursing Help
Hospital Care (Including Meals & Lodging)
Long Term Care Services
Stop Smoking Programs & Prescriptions*
Weight Loss Programs for specific disease*
Medical Center Treatment for Drug/Alcohol Addiction
Special Schools & Transportation for physically/mentally handicapped
Hand Controls for Car
TTY Equipment/Installation
Oxygen Tanks & Equipment

(*Must Be ordered or prescribed by Doctor)

Donations

Cash/Check (ex: Church, Feed the Hungry, etc)
Payroll Deduction (ex: United Way, Red Cross)
Charitable Mileage
Other Charitable Costs
Appraisal fees to determine the value of Donations

Non-Cash Items (ex: Clothing, Furniture, Food)
Date of Donation
Non-Profit Organization Name
Address
Items
Value of Items

Other Deductions

State Tax Payments
(Other than thru your job)
Estimated Taxes paid
Real Estate Taxes
Car/Boat Tags
Motorcycle Tag
Educational Expenses
Roundtrip Mileage to Class
Books/Software
Testing Fees
Tuition
Mortgage Interest & Points
Union Dues
Professional Association Fees
Licenses/Permits
Uniforms/Protective Gear
Boots/Gloves/Safety Goggles
Uniform Maintenance
(Cleaning, Alterations)
Tools required for job
Continuing Education
Income Tax Preparation
Name of Child Care Provider
Address
Tax Id or SS#
ChildCare Fees Paid
Investment & Broker Fees
Internet Trading Fees
Legal Fees/Advice
Safe Deposit Box
Professional Magazines
529 Plan Contributions
Loans made to family/friends that have not been repaid
Job Search
Resumes/Printing
Mileage (for interviews)
Employment Agency Fees
Mailing Expenses
Faxing Charges
Travel
Research

Moving Expenses

(*Must be More than 50 Miles in connection with Job)

Date of Move
Old Home City
New Home City
Truck Rental
Amount Employer Reimbursed
Mileage: old home to new job
Mileage: old home to old job
Packing Materials
Hotels
Moving Company Fees
Storage

Rental Property

Date Purchased
Purchase Price
Property Address
Date Sold
Selling Price
Date Rented
Rent Received
Advertising
Appliances
Item
Date of Purchase
Cost
Appraisals
Assessment Fees
Blinds/Curtain
Bookkeeping
Carpet
Cleaning Service
Cleaning Supplies
Closing Costs
Commissions
Contractor Fees
Decorating Costs
Deposits
Electrician
Fence
Filing Fees
Fire Extinguishers
Floors
Furniture
Item
Date of Purchase
Cost
Homeowners Association Fees
Installation Fees
Inspections
Insurance
Investment Counseling Costs
Lawn Maintenance
Leasehold Improvements
Lease Preparation
Legal Fees
Maintenance
Major Improvements
Management Fees
Mileage
Misc. Items (Light Bulbs, Door Knobs, Faucets, etc)
Mortgage Interest
Moving Expenses for Equipment/Appliances
Office Supplies/Books
Office Rent
Painting
Pest Control
Plants/Flowers
Plumbing
Points
Refinance Charges
Rent Received
Rent Collection Costs
Repairs
Roof
Sanitation
Salaries
Security System
Smoke Alarms
Stationery & Supplies
Supplies
Taxes
Tax Counseling
Tax Return Preparation
Traveling Expenses
Utilities

Business Deductions

Income
Accountant
Advertising
Business Cards
Flyers/Posters
Stationery
TV/Radio
Telephone Directory
Newspaper/Magazine
Billboards/Signs
Internet Banners/etc.
Specialty Items (Pens, Cups, Magnets, etc)
Answering Service
Auto Expenses:
Business Miles
Commuting Miles
Personal Miles
Total Mileage for the year
Monthly Payment
Total Cost of Vehicle
Make, Model & Year
Date Business Use Began
Parking/Tolls
Gas/Oil
Car Washes/Waxes
Insurance
Garage Rent
Tires/Accessories
Repairs
Inspection/Registration
Taxes
Banking Fees
Billing Service
Bookkeeping
Bonds (Surety, Fidelity, etc)
Catering
Check Validation Service
Commissions
Consultant Fees
Contractors
Courier Service
Credit Card Terminal Rental
Credit Card Service Fees
Delivery Charges
Decorating Expenses
Donations
Drinking Water
Books
Classes/Seminars
Workshops/Conferences
Equipment Purchases
Item
Date Purchased
Cost
Equipment Rental/Lease
Filing Fees
Faxing Charges
Freight
Furniture Purchased
Item
Date Purchased
Cost
% of Business Use
Furniture Rental/Lease
Gifts to Customers
Gifts to Employees
Gifts to Other Businesses
Graphic Design
Insurance
Liability
Disability
Errors & Omissions
Health
Life
Malpractice
Workers Compensation
Information Services
Internet Service/DSL
Interest on Business Loans
Inventory
Janitorial Service
Licenses/Permits
Legal Fees
Magazine/Newsletter Subscriptions
Mailing Lists
Marketing Promotions
Market Research
Meals & Entertainment
Mortgage Interest (Purchase of Business Building)
Music System (in Office)
Music (CDs/Tapes)
Office Supplies (Ex: Paper, Pens, Ink, etc.)
Payroll Service
Pension Plans
Profit Sharing
Employee Benefit Programs
SEP
401(k)
Cafeteria Plan
Postage
Post Office Box
Professional Services
Prof. Association Dues
Pager
Printing
Prizes
Referral Fees
Rent (Office Space)
Sanitation
Security System/Alarms
Software
Storage
Supplies
Taxes
Federal
State
Employer
Payroll
Business Property
Sales
Tax Counseling
Tax Preparation
Telephone
Office
Cellular
Travel
Air Fare
Cab Fare
Hotel
Tools
Utilities
Electricity
Gas
Sanitation
Water
Cable (Commercial Office Only)
Uniforms
Purchase
Cleaning/Maintenance
Website/Web Hosting
Wages

Home Office—Complete this Section only if your office is located in your home.

Total Sq. Footage of Home
Sq. footage of Office Area
Monthly Rent
Mortgage Payment
Utilities
Electricity
Gas
Water
Garbage
Repairs to Home
Repairs to Office Space
Home Owners Insurance
Association Fees
Security Alarm Service
Decorating/Painting Art/Plants
Total Cost of Home
Date Business Use Began

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