Personal Equipment and Tax Returns...

Discussion in 'Professional Chefs' started by thetincook, Mar 8, 2006.

  1. thetincook

    thetincook

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    Do you guys deduct the money you spend on knives, tools, uniforms, and cookbooks as a business exepense on your income tax returns?
     
  2. blueschef

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    From what I understand some of these things are deductable from personal income tax if you do a long fourm tax (as opposed to ez). I am pretty sure any unifourm stuff (shoes, jackets, pants, etc.) are deductable. However, not so sure about cleaning, books, knives, etc. can be deducted from personal expensees (business yes).
     
  3. thetincook

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    Thanks for the reply blueschef.
    I had been using the short form, but since I'm taking an accounting class this semester, I thought it might be "fun" to figure out the deductions etc. It would be neat to have the money I spent on my profession work twice.
    Looks like I better hit that Tax Code...
     
  4. markv

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    You absolutely can deduct those items, (I do every year).

    But you can't do the short form. You must itemize.

    Mark