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40. OTHER DEDUCTIONS.
Enter the total of all other deductions:

Note: You cannot take deductions on this line unless you are filing the Schedule A.

a. Expenses Incurred for Care of a Disabled Relative: Expenses, not to exceed $5,000, incurred in caring for a disabled relative in your home may be deducted. The expenses which may be claimed are those for the care of a person who is your grandchild, child, parent or grandparent. The disabled person must be unable, by reason of physical or mental disability, to live independently and must be receiving or be eligible to receive medical assistance benefits under Title XIX of the U.S. Social Security Act.

An itemized schedule of expenses must be included with the return and may include items such as food, clothing, medical expenses not otherwise deductible, and transportation for medical reasons (14¢/mile). Expenses not directly attributable to the care of the relative, such as rent, mortgage payments, interest, utilities, house insurance, and taxes cannot be included. Only expenses which are not reimbursed may be claimed.

A statement from a qualified physician certifying that the person with the disability is unable to live independently must be submitted with the return the first year a deduction is taken and every third year thereafter.

Married Separate Filers: The total deduction claimed by both spouses for each relative with a disability may not exceed $5,000. This deduction must be divided between husband and wife in the ratio of their respective net incomes. See IA 1040, line 26.

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b. Adoption Expenses: If you adopted a child during the tax year, you may be eligible for an additional itemized deduction for a portion of the adoption expenses paid in 2004. This deduction is taken in the year that the expenses are paid even if the child is not placed in your home during that year or if the adoption does not occur. A deduction is allowable for expenses including medical costs relating to the child’s birth, any necessary fees, and all other costs connected with the adoption procedure. Attach a separate schedule listing the adoption expenses. Subtract 3% of your total Iowa net income entered on line 26 from the total of qualifying adoption expense. If married, 3% of the combined net income must be subtracted. Only the amount which exceeds 3% of your total Iowa net income may be deducted.

Married Separate Filers: This deduction must be divided between husband and wife in the ratio of their respective net incomes. See IA 1040, line 26.

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c. Vehicle Registration Fee. A deduction of 60% of the registration fees you paid in 2004 for automobiles and multipurpose vehicles is allowed for 1992 and older model years.

Multipurpose vehicles are defined as motor vehicles designed to carry not more than 10 people and constructed on a truck chassis or with special features for occasional off-road use. If the letters MV are printed next to the word “style” on the registration certificate, the vehicle is a multipurpose vehicle and qualifies for this deduction.

Registration fees on the following vehicles are not deductible as an itemized deduction: pickups, motor trucks, work vans, ambulances, hearses, non-passenger-carrying vans, campers, motorcycles or motor bikes.

SUVs are deductible only if the letters MV are printed next to the word "style" on the registration certificate.

Example: The registration fee of a 1992 qualifying vehicle is $35.00. Sixty percent of this fee is $21.00, which is the deductible amount for line 40.

If your vehicle is model year 1993 or newer, see line 37.

d. Mileage Deduction Charitable Purposes. Iowa allows you an additional deduction for automobile mileage driven for charitable organizations. Calculate the deduction as follows:

1. Number of miles x 22¢/mile
2. Less charitable mileage deduction entered on Federal or Iowa Schedule A
3. Equals additional mileage deduction for charitable purposes.

This information is based on 422.9(2)(d) and 8A.363.

Married Separate Filers: These deductions must be divided between husband and wife in the ratio of their respective net incomes. See IA 1040, line 26.

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