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Tax deductions - work expenses - halp

blue

boob hater
Jan 24, 2004
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california
I bought a Redline back in January 07 for work (bike messenger). In July, it broke (frame cracked), and before I could replace it I quit the job. Now I'm trying to partially write it off as a work expense, as it was, but am confused...the tax software asks about expenses, and is asking if is useful for longer than a year. Under normal circumstances, it would be, but it broke, making it...not. If I say it IS, I get into mucky depreciation business, if not, it's a simple write-off dependent on percentage of use and blah blah blah...

Is it useful for longer than a year? Or not?
 

yuroshek

Turbo Monkey
Jun 26, 2007
2,438
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Arizona!
i would say no, its not. you bought it strickly for work. you no longer have that job. so you no longer use it right? thats what i would say. tell them you have no pleasure riding it and it was just for work.