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From the Archives: Can a College Professor Deduct the Cost of Materials for “General Knowledge”?

By | November 21st, 2017|Categories: From the Archives|Tags: , |

It's a holiday week, so I'm re-publishing popular blog posts from the past. Just like Monday's "From the Archives," this one from last September is about college professors and their work-related expenses. ----- Originally published September 26, 2016 Image courtesy of Pixabay.com College professors may be entitled to certain deductions on their tax returns for classroom [...]

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From the Archives: The $250 Educator Expense Deduction and College Professors

By | September 6th, 2017|Categories: From the Archives|Tags: , , |

Can an adjunct professor take the $250 front-side deduction for teacher supplies. Short answer: no.

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From the Archives: Issue a 1099 to a Hotel for Rent Expense?

By | July 6th, 2017|Categories: From the Archives|Tags: |

I'm still not 100% confident in what the answer to this question is.

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From the Archives: Win a Home on TV, Find a Tax Collector in the Attic (the Tax Consequences of Winning a Home in a Giveaway, Part 1)

By | July 4th, 2017|Categories: From the Archives|Tags: , |

This post from January of 2012 is about the tax consequences of winning the HGTV "Dream Home" giveaway.

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From the Archives: The IRS’s Preparer Directory Will Be Bad News for Enrolled Agents

By | January 6th, 2017|Categories: From the Archives|Tags: , , |

It's a holiday week, so I'm re-publishing popular blog posts from the past. New material resumes next Tuesday the 10th. This post from almost exactly 2 years ago features me going on an editorial rant about the IRS's "Directory of Federal Tax Return Preparers with Credentials and Select Qualifications." Looking at this again with 2 years [...]