List of potential tax deductions for nurses

Posted on January 13, 2010. Filed under: Deductions | Tags: , |

As you prepare for this tax season, be sure to consider, at a minimum, this list of potential deductions.

  • Professional licenses.
  • Malpractice insurance.
  • Union dues and expenses.
  • Professional organization dues and professional journal subscriptions. 
  • Cost of education required for your job.
  • Cost of education to upgrade skills required in your current job. 
  • Protective clothing such as safety shoes, glasses, hard hats, etc. 
  • Tools, equipment and supplies necessary for your job. 
  • Job search expenses. 
  • Travel, transportation, meal and lodging expenses necessary for finding new employment. 
  • Moving expenses when necessary for business reasons. 
  • Cost of uniforms, special clothing or shoes required on the job. 
  •  Upkeep expenses (including laundry, cleaning) for uniforms and work clothes. 
  • Child or dependent care (partially deductible). 
  • Home telephone bill expenses related to your job. 
  • Donations to non-profit charities. 
  • Closing costs when selling home and moving, for business related reasons. 
  • Tax return preparation fees from the previous year.  

Hope this information was helpful!  Ready to file your 2009 tax return?  Visit on January 19. Build for nurses!

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