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jakedombroski52
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I bought a camper to live in while working out of state . Can I claim that and the lot rent and get more $ back?

 
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Hal_Al
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I bought a camper to live in while working out of state . Can I claim that and the lot rent and get more $ back?

Probably not, it depends on why you were working out of state.

What you describe is, apparently, a change in employment. The fact that you have elected not to move, makes it a personal situation and the expenses are not work related.  Generally, your "tax home" is the entire city or general area where your main place of business or work is located, regardless of where you maintain your family home.

The situation where it would be deducible is when your work in GA is directly related to your current job in NY, and the GA assignment is only temporary (expected to be less than 1 year). That is, you are on an out-of-town assignment for a job based in NY.

So, unless you can describe some specifics that redefine the circumstances, nothing is deductible. For example, if your job in GA is not as a W-2 employee, but on a freelance basis. Even then, the answer is only maybe, depending on other details.

 

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Hal_Al
Level 15

I bought a camper to live in while working out of state . Can I claim that and the lot rent and get more $ back?

Probably not, it depends on why you were working out of state.

What you describe is, apparently, a change in employment. The fact that you have elected not to move, makes it a personal situation and the expenses are not work related.  Generally, your "tax home" is the entire city or general area where your main place of business or work is located, regardless of where you maintain your family home.

The situation where it would be deducible is when your work in GA is directly related to your current job in NY, and the GA assignment is only temporary (expected to be less than 1 year). That is, you are on an out-of-town assignment for a job based in NY.

So, unless you can describe some specifics that redefine the circumstances, nothing is deductible. For example, if your job in GA is not as a W-2 employee, but on a freelance basis. Even then, the answer is only maybe, depending on other details.

 

The following links have been archived and are no longer available.

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AND

https://ttlc.intuit.com/questions/2566731-husband-working-and-living-in-washington-i-am-maintaining-...

 

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jakedombroski52
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I bought a camper to live in while working out of state . Can I claim that and the lot rent and get more $ back?

My residents is in NY the job site is in Georgia the camper is what I live in while I'm in Georgia
Hal_Al
Level 15

I bought a camper to live in while working out of state . Can I claim that and the lot rent and get more $ back?

What you describe is, apparently, a change in employment. The fact that you have elected not to move, makes it a personal situation and the expenses are not work related.  Generally, your "tax home" is the entire city or general area where your main place of business or work is located, regardless of where you maintain your family home.

The situation where it would be deducible is when your work in GA is directly related to your current job in NY, and the GA assignment is only temporary (expected to be less than 1 year). That is, you are on an out-of-town assignment for a job based in NY.

So, unless you can describe some specifics that redefine the circumstances, nothing is deductible. For example, if your job in GA is not as a W-2 employee, but on a freelance basis. Even then, the answer is only maybe, depending on other details.
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