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1/25/2018 7:38:29 AM
Posted: 3/23/2006 2:30:46 PM EST
I just picked up a Magellan mobile gps unit for my patrol car...Is this tax deductible??? BTW it kicks ass!!!. Very handy.
Link Posted: 3/23/2006 2:41:55 PM EST
I would think so if you use it for work
Link Posted: 3/23/2006 3:04:30 PM EST
If you use it for your patrol car then yes, you probably will have to document it's use or something to that effect. Obviously ask someone who is a tax specialist since I am not. But normally when you purchase anything that will be used for work it is deductible.
Link Posted: 3/23/2006 4:55:26 PM EST
I would say if you bought it yourself and use it for work-related you probably could
Link Posted: 3/23/2006 5:11:43 PM EST
Most definitely! Money out of your pocket for items to be used on the job are completely tax deductable.
Link Posted: 3/23/2006 8:47:13 PM EST
I wrote mine off a few years ago, I am not LE but I use it in my work to log log/lat. for scene information.
Link Posted: 3/24/2006 10:23:58 AM EST

Originally Posted By leadnbrass:
I just picked up a Magellan mobile gps unit for my patrol car...Is this tax deductible??? BTW it kicks ass!!!. Very handy.



I plan on it. I bought a personal one because all of our street signs, and landmarks, are gone from Katrina, and I am tired of being lost all of the time and not being able to find addresses.
Link Posted: 3/24/2006 10:28:02 AM EST
Take it to work once in a while....
Link Posted: 3/24/2006 10:48:19 AM EST
If you think Magellan kicks ass, you should have tried Garmin.
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