You can deduct dues and initiation fees you pay for union membership. These are entered as unreimbursed employee expenses on Line 21 of Schedule A
(Form 1040) Itemized Deductions
To enter union dues in TaxACT:
- From within your TaxACT return (Online or Desktop), click on the Federal Q&A tab
- Click Itemized or Standard Deductions to expand the category, then click Unreimbursed employee expenses - Subject to 2% of AGI limit
- Click Yes on the screen titled Itemized Deductions - Job or Miscellaneous Deductions
- Continue to the screens titled Itemized Deductions - Unreimbursed Expenses - Subject to 2% of AGI Limit
- On the third screen with that title, enter your union dues in the Union dues and expenses box
For more information, see IRS Publication 529 Miscellaneous Deductions, page 7.
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