By the way, Don't know how many of you knew but tools and professional readings amongst many other things you buy throught the year are deductable. +1,100 worth of tools this year and +380.00 worth of books means deduction. This in addition to other deductions such as if you bought a computer that gets used for business purposes - last year's deduction. Possibly also travel etc. expenses. The 1040EZ is not set up for such things, nor is doing it yourself these days sufficient to square away what someone that has to spend money to make money professionally fairly compensate that expense. If a starting pro in the industry (student don't know about) what you buy by way of professional readings and or tools is deductable. Took a lot of years of tools bought but not deducted and loosing money in taking the simple easy to do deductions to figure this out. More frequently than not I owed money every year while struggling to put bread on my table - something wrong with that concept. A tax professional is not cheap but often very useful in at least helping you negotiate a system that is against the person that works hard but does not make an income sufficient to pay for tax havens, nor sufficient to find where to itemize one's deficits and needs as a professional.. Beyond computer programs, I would urdge those that are out of school and starting off in their careers to get professional help even if you have to pay for it in loosing a bit of what you realistiacally owe. It will save you money in the long run. This plus mortgauge on your house if you bought one. Save your recipts... a 2" chip brush if not considered at $0.98 disposible is tax credit for tool if used for business purposes. Sand paper on the other hand not so much so as a type of thing to determine and highlight amongst your recipts.