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starting new job as a salesman what receipts should i keep for taxes and what will i be able to write off?

I am starting a new job as a territory sales manager soon and i have to get a new cell phone. should i save the reciept for tax time? also, i get a stipend of $300 per month that covers gas, any parking fees and anything else i see fit. but if i should go over that amount say in gas a month and have to pay with my own money, should i save those receipts too, so that i can write them off on my taxes? any tips. or hints appreciated.

Asked By: smithjjj - 6/26/2006
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Answered By: tom8o - 6/26/2006
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keep them all, untill you talk to who does your taxes. i was told sales tax on everything you buy is deductible, mabe some one will know more about it, but keep them all , just incase. better to have them and not need them, than need them and not have them! Never know when new tax law will cut you a break!
Answered By: ffcraig34 - 6/26/2006
 
I would save all your work related expenses. If your not sure save it anyway and let the CPA tell you what you can and can not itemize. Also I would keep a mileage log because the IRS actaully pays more for miles than for the gas stipened. I suppose if you use more than write of the miles you will come out much... More
Answered By: john f - 6/26/2006
 
I live in Canada, but H&R Block will know what you should keep and not keep. Give them a call they should have and 800 number or call the one you had do your taxes. Then take 12 envelopes and mark each one with the 12 months of the year. Then for Jan. put the receipts from January then Feb. and so on. Then get your... More
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