Sorry, but that’s not possible, sais Randi Grant, director of taxation and personal financial planning at Berkowitz Dick Pollack & Brant.
Only itemizers can deduct their contributions. But one benefit of a law President Obama signed Jan. 21, is that you can take this deduction on your 2009 return.
My daughter worked for an establishment that went out of business last year. She has not received her W2 form. What does she do if the company fails to send it and nobody can be reached at her former employer.
Abe Raphael, Sunrise.
She should complete form 4852, which is a substitute for a W2. It is available on the IRS website, www.irs.gov and look under forms and publications.