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Subject:  Re: 1040A vs. 1040 ~ 2011 Date:  12/10/2012  12:10 PM
Author:  TMFPMarti Number:  117095 of 131788

It's been way too long since I have dealt with the 1040A form, but my guess is that if she were to amend her 2011 taxes, she would also have to switch to a 1040?

Yes, but that's not the real issue here, which is that she would have to itemize deductions on Schedule A to deduct employee business expenses, which are a miscellaneous itemized deduction, and the total of those deductions gets a 2% of AGI haircut.

Probably not worth it, but run the numbers to be sure.

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