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This publication explains which expenses you can claim as miscellaneous itemized deductions on Schedule A (Form 1040 or Form 1040NR). You must reduce the total of most miscellaneous itemized deductions by 2% of your adjusted gross income. This publication covers the following topics.
Some of the deductions previously discussed in this publication are adjustments to income rather than miscellaneous deductions. These include certain employee business expenses that must be listed on Form 2106 or Form 2106-EZ and some that are entered directly on Form 1040. Those deductions, which are discussed in Publication 463, Travel, Entertainment, Gift, and Car Expenses, include employee business expenses of officials paid on a fee basis and performing artists.
Generally, nonresident aliens are allowed miscellaneous itemized deductions to the extent they are directly related to income which is effectively connected with the conduct of a trade or business within the United States.
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463 Travel, Entertainment, Gift, and Car Expenses
525 Taxable and Nontaxable Income
535 Business Expenses
587 Business Use of Your Home (Including Use by Daycare Providers)
946 How To Depreciate Property
Form (and Instructions)
Schedule A (Form 1040) Itemized Deductions
2106 Employee Business Expenses
2106-EZ Unreimbursed Employee Business Expenses
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