Last year I made several business trips as part of a consulting job. When I submitted receipts for airfare, hotel, car rental they always reimbursed me. One particular trip I booked my arrangements through a website (like Expedia) and the only receipt I received was a total for air and hotel. The company stated they (their company rules not the government) had to have a separate receipt for each type of expense. I tried to get separate receipts from the website but it was a special deal for booking both at the same time. My company did reimburse me but they included that amount as wages on my W-2, just for that one trip. Is there any way to get this adjusted as just travel expenses and not wages? They refuse to not classify it as wages because it's how they do things!
It *is* wages. But since the expenses were job related, you can claim them. You'll do that under the Deductions & Credits tab in the Job Related Expenses section, when you get to it.
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You are allowed to claim those expenses, because they were "a requirement of employment, or continued employment".
The problem with that is it is an itemized deduction first reduced by 2% of AGI which probably makes it not deductible for most people.
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