Below-the-Line Deduction

Below-the-Line Deduction

A tax deduction one takes on one's adjusted gross income instead of one's gross income.
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Similarly, it is not a below-the-line deduction, because eligible clients may claim the deduction regardless of whether they itemize.
Under that section, for individual taxpayers, certain below-the-line deductions are acceptable only to the extent that the deductions, in the aggregate, exceed two percent of a taxpayer's adjusted gross income (AGI).