This self-study discusses the standard deduction, itemized deduction, and the limit on some of your itemized deductions if your adjusted gross income exceeds certain amounts. Itemized deductions are deductions for certain expenses that are listed on Schedule A (Form 1040). This is a Basic tax course with no prerequisites, and qualifies for 9 CE credit in IRS Federal Tax Law.
- Recall the standard deduction amounts for the current year.
- Recognize the deductibility characteristics of medical and dental expenses.
- Recognize what taxes you can deduct if you itemize deductions.
- Recall what types of interest you can and cannot deduct.
- Recall the types of charitable contributions you can deduct and the records you should keep.
- Recall the tax treatment of personal casualty losses, theft losses, and losses on deposits.
- Identify what business-related expenses related to travel, transportation, and gifts are deductible.
- Recognize what work-related education expenses are deductible for the self-employed.
- Identify the rules in the TCJA related to claiming a deduction for “qualified business income.”
- Study each Chapter
- Answer review questions at the end of each chapter
- Pass the Final Exam with a score of 70 percent or better
Final Exam and Certification
The final exam consists of 45 multiple-choice questions on the information covered in the course materials. To receive credit for this course, you must click on the Exam below to initiate the exam. A passing score of 70 percent or better will receive course credit and a Certificate of Completion.
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