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Tax Deductions and Your Job Search
Posted By Tara Finnegan Coates On January 24, 2013 @ 10:24 am In Work Matters | Comments Disabled
Previously, I discussed the tax consequences of losing your job . But did you know that there are certain tax deductions you can take while looking for your next job (even if you don’t get hired)? These include:
You must itemize deductions to claim these unreimbursed expenses. Job hunting expenses  are considered a miscellaneous itemized deduction  subject to the 2 percent of your adjusted gross income (AGI) limitation. See the instructions  for completing Line 21 of Form 1040 Schedule A.
 Alan Kalman is a volunteer for the AARP Foundation Tax-Aide Program  in Santa Fe, N.M. He is a retired financial executive from IBM Corporation and Siemens AG. Through the AARP Foundation Tax-Aide program, AARP Foundation  provides online tax counseling as a public service, and cannot guarantee the accuracy of the information provided. Your taxes are your responsibility. You are solely responsible for what you do in your own tax situation.
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 tax consequences of losing your job: http://blog.aarp.org/2013/01/08/job-loss-and-your-taxes/
 IRS Pub 970: http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/p970.pdf
 IRS Pub 521: http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/p521.pdf
 Job hunting expenses: http://www.aarp.org/money/taxes/info-07-2010/tax-tips-for-job-seekers.html
 miscellaneous itemized deduction: http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/p529.pdf
 instructions: http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/i1040sca.pdf
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 AARP Foundation Tax-Aide Program: http://www.aarp.org/taxaide/
 AARP Foundation: http://www.aarp.org/aarp-foundation/
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