Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Number24, Jan 31, 2016.
Can we file tax back from our yearly Union Dues?
Are you asking if we can deduct union dues from our taxes? If you itemize---yes. It is under unreimbursed job expenses.
Yes, you can claim union dues on your taxes. I think it mostly goes toward your state taxes though
I've never claimed dues. Does it yield much back? My return is never increased even after I put in mortgage interest deduction, charitable dedications, etc..
I put them in as well but my tax never changes. I think it has to be a % of your income including other things to amount to a hill of beans. I only deduct mortage interest, dependents, realized investment losses when applicable, advelorm, charitable giving and property taxes.
Misc expenses if you can get it up to 2% of agi you can deduct it . New boots? Uniform cleaning? Do they have your phone#? Do your customers? You can deduct part of it! Dues is a good one can all be work related expenses many more Mrs. Sox is an accountant
It takes a ton of work place expenses before they actually have any impact. I added mine every year religiously, but never reached the percentage ratio to income that got me any credit. Same with health care, since for must of us the premiums were no cost. Things have continued to change though, so it may be an actual deduction for some. Being retired I'm paying for mine for the first time in almost 3 decades, so at least I will be able to deduct them.
This means that your standard deduction is more than your itemized.
I buy a few pairs of New Balance shoes when they go on sale, $45ish per pair. I don't dry clean anything, just throw my uniform in the wash with everything else. In terms of the phone bill, I don't call customers or management on it, besides, it's $100 a month for 4 lines with unlimited TT&D.
I know a guy that writes off razors, shave cream, after shave, and hair cuts!
I never put myself in a situation where my integrity can be questioned, especially by the IRS.
Honestly not a bid idea. Shaving is a required part of the job. I would never be clean shaven if I didn't drive for ups.
Writing off personal grooming expenses may be a bit over the top and, as Jackburton said, probably not worth it.
I write off union dues, uniform maintenance ($10/week), boots, sneakers and a portion of my cell phone bill.
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