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Self-employed professional. License issued by State that requires continuing education. Business expense or Sch. A deduction?

Saint Louis, MO |

The question would be easy to answer if i was employed and the expense was not reimbursed: Sch. A.
But, I am self employed, and I get a more favorable tax treatment if it is a cost of business.

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A self employed person files Schedule C to report all income and all related business expenses. The expense you reference would be deducted here and NOT on Schedule A which is what a W-2 employee would do for unreimbursed business expenses.

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