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Standard Deduction

20 / 10 / 2015 by Greg Freyman, CPA in Personal Tax

Should I Itemize Or Claim The Standard Deduction?

The obvious answer is that if your itemized expenses exceed the standard deduction, you should itemize. That being said, if you don’t have the actual receipts and supporting documentation to justify claiming those expenses, then you run the risk of losing those deductions as a result of an audit, which can be costly from an interest and penalties perspective. Not to mention, you’ll likely need to hire a tax professional to assist you with IRS correspondences.

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