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Why does Turbo tax allow people to use the 2106 employees deductions?

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last updated ‎December 06, 2019 11:25 PM

I have customers asking why they can't take employee deductions from the 2106.  They have friends who filed their returns with turbo tax and it allowed them to take the deductions. Some have talked to CPA's that said they are able to take the deductions.  Please help.

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last updated ‎December 06, 2019 11:25 PM

Some states still allow them, so there is still a place to enter them on Schedule A.


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last updated ‎December 06, 2019 11:25 PM

Some states still allow them, so there is still a place to enter them on Schedule A.


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last updated ‎December 06, 2019 11:25 PM
And having spent more than a fair share of my time over I the TurboTax message boards, I can just about guarantee that the majority of people using it have NO clue what they get deductions for and what they don't....so someone's friend that uses TurboTax is hardly what I would call a reliable source of information.

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last updated ‎December 06, 2019 11:25 PM
Lol....yeah, I highly doubt TT is ALLOWING 2016 expense deductions. I would think TT would be in trouble for doing so. As Lisa mentioned some states did not conform.
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last updated ‎December 06, 2019 11:25 PM
Thank you for your answer.
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last updated ‎December 06, 2019 11:25 PM
Yeah, I have a new client this year who insisted that she got a charitable contribution deduction in 2017 for all the stuff she donated to Goodwill.  Said she spent 2 hours entering everything into TT last year.  I looked at the return and she had no Sch A and a standard deduction on the 1040.
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last updated ‎December 06, 2019 11:25 PM
:joy:   :joy:

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last updated ‎December 06, 2019 11:25 PM
Thank you all or your input I was to the point of pulling out my hair..
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last updated ‎December 06, 2019 11:25 PM
We don't want you to do that -------------- it's too cold outside this time of year :smile::smile:
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last updated ‎December 06, 2019 11:25 PM

Maybe their friends should come over to see you since you are evidently doing it right.

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and ex marks the spot where those rocks and anvils hit me.
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last updated ‎December 06, 2019 11:25 PM

Having a 2106 in a return means nothing because the form still exists for a few categories of employees but the line items are limited to meals and travel as well as vehicular expenses.

There's no way they could report 2% misc I/D on an approved 2106.

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