You’re probably talking about 2 different things. As for your business expenses (assuming you have such a business), you definitely need to keep those subject to a few qualifications. If you are referring to individual itemized expenses, you may be better of taking the standard deduction that went up to 24,000 or more for 2018 and beyond. If you don’t have a mortgage, this is probably the best route. However, a lot of what you are talking about has a lot of subjective possibilities which is better off being discussed with a CPA that is more familiar with your situation and can provide some qualitative input.
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