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9/19/2017 7:27:10 PM
Posted: 1/20/2006 7:55:24 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/20/2006 7:56:14 AM EDT by SgtWhiting]
Last year I saw a worksheet for law enforcement to show what you can use for deductions.

I thought I saw it here in the LE section.

I checked the search function but this met with neg. results.

Does anyone here have it ?

Thanks
Link Posted: 1/20/2006 8:06:46 AM EDT
Link Posted: 1/20/2006 9:08:29 AM EDT
Don't you have to have like $3000.00 worth of stuff to claim? I thought it was some ridiculous amount?
Link Posted: 1/20/2006 9:26:50 AM EDT
How much per item can you go until you have to have receipts? I keep a lot of receipts but don't know if I keep enough of them to make it worthwhile.
Link Posted: 1/20/2006 9:31:10 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/20/2006 9:31:59 AM EDT by NorCal_LEO]
Link Posted: 1/20/2006 10:55:43 AM EDT

Originally Posted By NorCal_LEO:

Originally Posted By CENTCOM_Survivor:
Don't you have to have like $3000.00 worth of stuff to claim? I thought it was some ridiculous amount?



I have never heard of that. I could never get close to that. I guess firearm purchases would get you there, if not issued.



You have to have a certain amount of itemized deductions in order to be able to claim them. I forget what the amount is though....
Link Posted: 1/20/2006 12:20:34 PM EDT
If you have a house payment then you might be close enough with the interest. If not then it's unlikely that you'll be able to claim that much. I keep trying but can't get higher than the standard deduction.
Link Posted: 1/20/2006 2:24:46 PM EDT

Originally Posted By NorCal_LEO:
Here ya go:

www.clementcpa.com/tools/lawenf.pdf



Thanks Nor_Cal, That was exactly what I was looking for.

Link Posted: 1/20/2006 2:27:14 PM EDT
I am not sure either, this will be my first year with a house and lots of deductions I could not take before.

Link Posted: 1/20/2006 8:01:19 PM EDT
You can easily make the cutoff without factoring in a house payment. I wrote off damn near $10k worth of stuff last year and I was living in an apartment at the time.
Link Posted: 1/20/2006 8:16:56 PM EDT
Now I have a house, house improvements, with all the receipts, etc etc. plus medical, uniforms, guns, gear etc etc. Should be interesting.
Link Posted: 1/20/2006 11:09:02 PM EDT
All of my write-offs came from gear, one gun, and schools (Blackwater, etc). Mileage to the schools and associated costs also helped add up quick.
Link Posted: 1/22/2006 2:34:55 PM EDT
The deductions list is missing a couple things. You can also deduct INFORMANT FEE's which do not require reciepts and equpiment for surveillance operations which can be dang near anything.
Link Posted: 1/22/2006 5:10:17 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/23/2006 4:23:48 AM EDT by Docsprague]
Great list, what do you think about deducting guns you dont use on duty? How about a big gun safe? I sometimes put my duty pistol in there.
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