In a message dated 11/3/02 1:08:22 PM Eastern Standard Time,
> I have always kept track of what I spend out of my own pocket each year and
> I claim it as unreimbursed work expenses. That way I get the whole amount
> taken off at tax time. I'm not aware of the $200 write off that you are
> talking about.
I do that too. As an artist and educator, I have my tax accountant just lump
it all together as work expenses. I save EVERY receipt for art supplies,
books, conferences etc.