Until you know which one is correct (if any) you shouldn't go with either. For all you know, they are both wrong.
Union dues go on Schedule A, line 21.
pshonore wrote:My opinion is anyone who contributes to a Roth should file a return (and keep a copy). That way the IRS can never challenge the fact that she had earned income and was eligible to contribute to a Roth.
dbCooperAir wrote:I don't get a big pile back but its normally enough to fund 1/2 of a Roth give or take. I would rather get a few bucks back than pay in, its just a mental thing. I would be 3 times crappier paying in $1,000 vs. getting $1,000 back.
nobsinvestor wrote:I do wonder though if it might be extra painful to sign a joint return if one spouse has a totally different (tax-inefficient) investment or spending habit than the other.
john94549 wrote:Interesting thread. I've always assumed they were "standard", but maybe not.
MathWizard wrote:SWR would be the least of our problems if we extend the average lifespan to 120.
We would need to a huge overhaul to how our economic systems work.
bobsmith wrote:So I guess it's possible to get money back even though you never paid in any taxes, right?