Tax Payer Rights
The Right to Be Informed
Taxpayers have the right to know what they need to do to comply with the tax laws. They are entitled to clear explanations of the laws and IRS procedures in all tax forms, instructions, publications, notices, and correspondence. They have the right to be informed of IRS decisions about their tax accounts and to receive clear explanations of the outcomes.
The Right to a Fair and Just Tax System
Taxpayers have the right to expect the tax system to consider facts and circumstances that might affect their underlying liabilities, ability to pay, or ability to provide information timely. Taxpayers have the right to receive assistance from the Taxpayer Advocate Service if they are experiencing financial difficulty or if the IRS has not resolved their tax issues properly and timely through its normal channels.
Tax Tips for Barbers
The Internal Revenue Services, allows self-employed barbers to claim deductions, also known as "write-offs." These write-offs decrease the amount of taxable income a barber earns each year. To qualify for the deduction, the expense must be common in the barber industry and necessary for your own business to operate.
Education & Licensing
A barber can only write off barber school expenses if he is single and earns less than $80,000 annually -- $160,000 if married filing a joint return. Barber school write-offs include tuition only, not textbook expenses. The barber can also write off licensing fees and continuing education expenses. This includes the cost for the courses, as well as any other expenses incurred while taking the courses, such as transportation, meals and lodging.
A barber can write off all expenses required to operate his business. This includes money spent towards advertising, purchasing equipment, liability insurance, cleaning supplies, business cards, booth space and uniforms. If the uniform requires dry cleaning, he also can write off the dry cleaning expenses.