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Should I enter the job related expenses, tax preperation fees and investment expenses even though they will not help me lower my tax bill or should I leave those blocks blank?

What are the pro's and con's of entering information that does not lower my tax bill and can be scrutinized by the IRS?

I hate to disappoint you, but there are much more interesting things on your return for the IRS to look at than those that don't affect the bottom line. If you've already input them leave them. If you reached your conclusion by eyeballing them or adding them up elsewhere, don't bother inputting them.

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