Tax Reform Reminder: Changes To Itemized Deductions
July 3, 2019
1. Medical and Dental Expenses. Taxpayers can deduct the part of their medical and dental expenses that are more than 7.5 percent of their adjusted gross income.
2. State and Local Taxes (SALT). The law limits the deduction of state and local income, sales, and property taxes to a combined total deduction of $10,000. The amount is $5,000 for married taxpayers filing separate returns. Taxpayers cannot deduct any state and local taxes paid above this amount.
3. Home Equity Loan Interest. Taxpayers can no longer deduct interest paid on most home equity loans unless they used the loan proceeds to buy, build or substantially improve their main home or second home.
4. Miscellaneous Deductions. The new law suspends the deduction for job-related expenses or other miscellaneous itemized deductions that exceed two percent of adjusted gross income. This includes, among other things, unreimbursed employee expenses such as uniforms, and union dues.
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