Originally Posted by LooknGr8
Only advice: Find someone (H&R Block does well, accountants who help contract workers, etc) who knows about what to deduct and how to document it.
+1. Having a CPA do my taxes is the best money I pay every year, if only for peace of mind. One thing I will add: remember that the benefits of itemizing phase out at certain income levels. That is, you can itemize all you want, but income will look like income, even if it is offset by expenses. The good news is, at that point, you're earning a LOT of money.
Hit a few stores today in "celebration" of the house closing being put off. Spent very little, but acquired very little, too. Came back with a nice, recent Zegna shirt and a beat up old Burberry USA made multi-stripe shirt that I may hit with the method or just harvest for MOP buttons. Both temporarily unavailable. I was forced to pass on just a TON of orphans: Corneliani, Pal Zileri reverse orphans, Burberry, etc. In fact, there was one pair of Ascot Chang custom trouser reverse orphans, and an Ascot Chang custom orphan jacket that DIDN'T match even though they were the SAME donor. Scoured the store with no matches to be found.
I also passed on a Pal Zileri white label ("Gruppo Forall"; this is diffusion, right?) blue herringbone suit because the trousers were slightly sheened (on the seat) and it was unvented. Size was tagged 44R, but it fit me at a 42R. Could proxy for someone if you want.