Thursday, March 24, 2011

You can't do this on your tax return

Here are ten no-no's on your return.
  1. Claim head of household filing status when you're married
  2. Claim Earned Income Credit for a child that doesn't live with you
  3. Claim an exemption for a child that doesn't live with you and you don't have permission from the custodial parent.
  4. Claim the standard deduction when your spouse doesn't
  5. Claiming deductions for a hobby
  6. Claim an exemption for your pets
  7. Fail to file a tax return and claim the "taxation without representation"
  8. Deducting your home office when your employer provides a work station for you
  9. Deducting commuting expenses
  10. Deducting depreciation expenses on a vehicle you lease
In addition to the common tax return mistakes written previously, here are 11 more deductions you can't write off .

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