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#1 ffemt819

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Posted 29 December 2007 - 07:03 PM

Now that we are just upon tax season. Does anyone have any good ideas or know what kind of deductions we can take for being an emt or paramedic?
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#2 medic001918

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Posted 29 December 2007 - 08:16 PM

For the best advice, visit an accountant. They can guide you as to what kinds of things can be written off and what can't.

I write off any uniform supplies (boots, equipment, etc).
I write off a portion of my cell phone bill.
I write off a portion of my internet provider (used for required CME's, email)
I write off a portion of any new computer I buy (used for CME's, internet, company email).

Those are a few that come to mind quickly, but check with your accountant first.

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#3 spenac

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Posted 29 December 2007 - 08:30 PM

Consult a professional. If you deduct something not allowed and get caught penalties and interest will more than you'll save. If you did not make much standard deduction will probably get you as much money back.
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#4 Spock

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Posted 01 January 2008 - 06:18 PM

My CPA has me deduct mileage for my responses to calls and the station for next out crew. I know it is a bad word but I am a volunteer if that makes any difference.

Live long and prosper.

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#5 Medic2588

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Posted 01 January 2008 - 07:07 PM

I write off:

Cell phone - because I use it "ONLY" for work :roll:
Uniform and supplies
Vehicle mileage for response beyond normal office/truck work (I'm on an incident management team)
Education expenses

Shane, never thought of the DSL bill, but I'll have to try it! Because I only use that for work too, and not watching 2 Girls 1 Cup... oops, I shouldn't say that outloud :shock:

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