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I am curious as to what can be considered a tax write off.
All of my clothing? Just spent 300 on boots carhart pants 45 a piece.

Tools? Got the Kline apprentice starter set. 150
25 for a conduit reamer.

Things just add up quick lol will I be able to get tax write offs on tools each year? I'm assuming I'll be adding new tools each year.

Also I'm in the non union program and we have to pay for our classes. Does anyone know if tuition would be a write off? As well as books?
 

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tools, boots, specialty protective gear. Mileage only counts in special circumstances.
 

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Your mileage to and from work will be the biggest write off of all
Commuting to & from work doesn't count for mileage.

Business use of a personal vehicle does count so if that happens, do three things: 1) Find a new damn shop to work for, 2) Document your mileage in a notebook or something including the date, 3) Come tax time, you can deduct that stuff either at the standard IRS mileage rate (Google it) or for actual calculated expenses incurred. The standard mileage rate is way easier.

You can deduct tools, work protective gear, etc. but only in the amount that exceeds 2% of your gross income. If you are Union, you can deduct your Union dues but they are subject to that same 2% rule.

By all means, keep track of this stuff for tax season next year, but if you don't have enough deductions to make itemizing worth it vs. taking the standard deduction, then it'll be moot. It's good practice to figure it out, though.
 

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Also dig around on the Oregon Dept of Revenue site. They're generally more anal than the IRS but occasionally you might find some random credit or deduction that will apply to you.
 

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I am curious as to what can be considered a tax write off.
All of my clothing? Just spent 300 on boots carhart pants 45 a piece.

Tools? Got the Kline apprentice starter set. 150
25 for a conduit reamer.

Things just add up quick lol will I be able to get tax write offs on tools each year? I'm assuming I'll be adding new tools each year.

Also I'm in the non union program and we have to pay for our classes. Does anyone know if tuition would be a write off? As well as books?

Tools clothes and miles, school too.

Also register as a democrat and give $5 to the democratic national committee you will never get audited that way, Don't deduct your donations to the republican national committee and the NRA because YOU WILL BE PUNISHED BY THE DNC BIG TIME, also you can only deduct charitable donations to such causes such as planed-parenthood, otherwise you could be subject to severe punishment.;)

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Okay I understand the purpose of phonetic spelling but generally it's more or less done with by 3rd or 4th grade.
 

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ohiosparky99 said:
Your mileage to and from work will be the biggest write off of all
. I was under the impression you could only write off mileage to and from work is if you were the owner or a sub contract. When I did my taxes last it asked the question. Something to the tune of what's your totally mileage not including mileage to and from work.
 
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