Form 1040, Schedule A

Apr 13th, 2006, 09:59 AM
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Form 1040, Schedule A

I could look this up, but I figure some Fodorite already has.

Can we deduct the onerous "security" taxes the airlines started charging a couple of years ago?
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Apr 13th, 2006, 10:07 AM
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As far as I'm aware the only taxes that are deductible are real estate and state/local income taxes.

And airlines can't charge you taxes - only fees. It takes a government agency to charge you taxes.
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Apr 13th, 2006, 10:09 AM
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Oh, no, I was getting ready to file an amended form!
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Apr 13th, 2006, 10:10 AM
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According to, you can only deduct state, local and foreign income taxes real estate taxes, personal property taxes, and state and local general sales tax, but only if you elect not to deduct state and local income taxes.

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Apr 13th, 2006, 10:12 AM
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I'm a CPA but I specialize in corporate tax, not personal taxes. I'm almost 100% certain that the advice from nytraveler is correct.
Why don't you check out the instructions on the irs website?

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Apr 13th, 2006, 10:13 AM
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I told you - 'cause I'm lazy!
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Apr 13th, 2006, 10:19 AM
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Ok ok... so I checked them out for you and nope, airline taxes (they are probably fuel taxes of some sort) are not deductible.

I figured I owed it to you since you posted so much info on PDAs

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Apr 13th, 2006, 11:25 AM
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Robespierre, you're cracking me up!!!
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Apr 13th, 2006, 11:34 AM
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Yea, this is so funny. Here's a guy who when asked a question says something like, "it's simple. Get a XPDIICC from the GKLWQ catalog and plug it into your AJCTTN with a SPPCC cable. Then you can KICCTFLL for the right information via the TIYYXX site." But he's too lazy to look up a simple question! Too funny, Robespierre -- we'll we all have our strengths and our weanesses. At last we know your weakness.
Apr 13th, 2006, 11:52 AM
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I am also a CPA and I DO specialize in personal taxes (especially those with small businesses), and the above advice is correct. You cannot deduct those taxes on your return. Sorry!

Now, if it was a business trip, you can deduct the cost of the flight, including taxes, but not taxes on the schedule A. Nice try!
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