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# Do you think these situations are not deduction in form 1040 ?

Do you think these situations are not deduction in form 1040 ? thanks

-      State tax withheld of 3500

-In 2017, John and Stacey spent \$3,700 making repairs on their

home. The repairs included work on their garage door, replacement of the

kitchen flooring, and refurbishing their electrical breaker

box.

-In 2017, Stacey received a \$6,000 inheritance from the estate

of her great-great-grandmother.

-The Minor's took fencing lessons in 2017 that cost

\$2,400. They said these lessons help them "unwind" after a busy

workday. Stacey liked fencing so much she bought a foil, epee, and saber

costing \$2,200. A day after buying the fencing equipment, a thief broke

into Stacey's fencing locker at the fencing center and stole the foil and saber

worth \$1,800. Stacey filed a police report, had no insurance on the foil

and saber, and the property was not recovered.

-In 2017, Stacey paid \$850 in union dues to the El Camino Real

Teachers, Educators, and Mentors Union.

-Stacey helped her friend start a business. The friend

plans on paying Stacey \$4,950 for all the work

she did. This payment will be made in December 2018.

Stacey also tells you she paid "Mystic Maria the World's  7th Best and Inexpensive

Fortune Teller" \$540 to predict Stacey's success. Maria reported

that Stacey would be wildly successful in her tutoring business and would gross

approximately \$500 in 2018.

-John stated he contributed \$2,000 to his Roth IRA in 2017.

-In 2017, John donated 150 hours of time to Goodwill, a

Qualifying Charitable Organization. He figures his time is worth \$40 an

hour.

-Stacey has AB- blood type. When the Red Cross Bloodmobile

stops by her work, Stacey donated blood. In 2017, she donated 6 pints of

blood. The local hospital charges \$300 a pint for patients who receive AB-

Blood.

-John and Stacey calculated they had 6,000 commuting miles to

their W-2 jobs in 2017.

-In 2017, Stacey decided to run for the city council. She

paid a \$255 filing fee and borrowed \$15,000 from the local bank to finance her

campaign. Stacey lost the election.

-In 2017, John and Stacey paid homeowner's association dues of

\$1,400 on their personal residence.

In 2017, John was ticketed for driving his car without a valid

registration and no proof of insurance. He paid a fine of \$350, which

included court costs.

-In 2017, Stacey paid a researcher \$300 to trace her family

history. The researcher reported to Stacey she may be the rightful owner

of a small farm in Germany worth \$1,000,000. Stacey has made plans to see

if she owns the land, she has set aside \$2,500 in a savings account for a title

and legal search, and she will hire an attorney in December 2018 to determine

her ownership rights.

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