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    Default Tax Writeoff Question

    My boss required me to get my A+ cert so that I could become Lenovo certified for my job. My question is can I write off the cost of the A+ tests on my taxes?

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    If its a requirement for your job you should absolutely be able to write off the expenditures of the test along with any study materials. Just make sure you keep all your receipts and get something in writing from you boss saying that this is a requirement of your job for your own tax records
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    Nice! Thanks for the info.
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    Seriously, that would piss me off. My company requiring me to get certified and not paying for it. That's like telling you that they have a client out-of-state that you need to go to and you have to purchase your own airline ticket to get there to make the company money. If it was a certification you wanted to get on your own and was irrelevant to your job, then that would be a different story. Or if this was a part of the job requirements and they decided to hire you anyways, that would also be a different story.
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    Quote Originally Posted by royal
    Seriously, that would piss me off. My company requiring me to get certified and not paying for it. That's like telling you that they have a client out-of-state that you need to go to and you have to purchase your own airline ticket to get there to make the company money. If it was a certification you wanted to get on your own and was irrelevant to your job, then that would be a different story. Or if this was a part of the job requirements and they decided to hire you anyways, that would also be a different story.
    My company originally promised to reimburse employees for the RHCE and give them a promotion. One guy went and got his on his own time, and after presenting it to the company was initially told that they were moving more towards a group/class way of doing things, and was told that he would be getting neither promotion nor reimbursement. He had to fight to get the promotion, and I'm still not sure if they reimbursed him for the exam.
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    Default Re: Tax Writeoff Question

    Quote Originally Posted by aordal
    My boss required me to get my A+ cert so that I could become Lenovo certified for my job. My question is can I write off the cost of the A+ tests on my taxes?

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    Talk to your accountant.
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    'i' before 'e' except after 'c'.... weird?
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    Quote Originally Posted by royal
    Seriously, that would piss me off. My company requiring me to get certified and not paying for it. That's like telling you that they have a client out-of-state that you need to go to and you have to purchase your own airline ticket to get there to make the company money. If it was a certification you wanted to get on your own and was irrelevant to your job, then that would be a different story. Or if this was a part of the job requirements and they decided to hire you anyways, that would also be a different story.

    yea me too. Besides, when they pay for it, they can write it off for themselves usually. My company is pretty cool about that.
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    My company makes my co-worker work for no pay on Saturday, and they make him pay admission.

    ...He does AV for their fundraiser dinners, so they make him donate AND work for no pay and no food. He pays the $50 to go to the dinner and he stands quietly in the back waiting for the DVD to screw up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nlabelle
    My company makes my co-worker work for no pay on Saturday, and they make him pay admission.

    ...He does AV for their fundraiser dinners, so they make him donate AND work for no pay and no food. He pays the $50 to go to the dinner and he stands quietly in the back waiting for the DVD to screw up.
    There's a simple way to fix this... accidently put in the "wrong" DVD one night.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dtlokee
    Quote Originally Posted by nlabelle
    My company makes my co-worker work for no pay on Saturday, and they make him pay admission.

    ...He does AV for their fundraiser dinners, so they make him donate AND work for no pay and no food. He pays the $50 to go to the dinner and he stands quietly in the back waiting for the DVD to screw up.
    There's a simple way to fix this... accidently put in the "wrong" DVD one night.
    roflmao.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dtlokee
    Quote Originally Posted by nlabelle
    My company makes my co-worker work for no pay on Saturday, and they make him pay admission.

    ...He does AV for their fundraiser dinners, so they make him donate AND work for no pay and no food. He pays the $50 to go to the dinner and he stands quietly in the back waiting for the DVD to screw up.
    There's a simple way to fix this... accidently put in the "wrong" DVD one night.
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