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Itemized Tax Deductions

What are itemized tax deductions?

Itemized deductions, also called Schedule A deductions, are the alternative a taxpayer has to using the standard deduction. Itemized deductions are below-the-line tax deductions as opposed to above-the-line tax deductions.

By using the itemized deductions, a flight crewmember is able to deduct all of their aviation related employee business expenses and travel expenses. Pilots and flight attendants who itemize are also eligible to deduct several other items allowed by the IRS. These include medical and dental expenses, interest paid, taxes paid, charitable contributions, including car or boat donations, gambling losses, etc.

Why is itemizing necessary for flight crew members to benefit from the per diem deduction?

For airline pilots and flight attendants to use the itemized deductions, the flight crewmember must be able to exceed the standard deduction amount that is published by the IRS for each given year. If the pilot or flight attendant cannot itemize, then none of the employee business expenses or travel expenses, including the per diem deduction, can be written off the flight crewmember taxes.

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