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Can firefighters deduct the cost of their meals? Each day my husband pays for both lunch and dinner at the firehouse.

He's full time.
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Can firefighters deduct the cost of their meals? Each day my husband pays for both lunch and dinner at the firehouse.

If he is a W-2 employee he cannot deduct job-related expenses on a federal return.   Your state laws may be different.

 

https://ttlc.intuit.com/questions/4482873-which-federal-tax-deductions-have-been-suspended-by-tax-re...

**Disclaimer: Every effort has been made to offer the most correct information possible. The poster disclaims any legal responsibility for the accuracy of the information that is contained in this post.**
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Can firefighters deduct the cost of their meals? Each day my husband pays for both lunch and dinner at the firehouse.

No.  The tax reform plan of 2018 eliminated the miscellaneous itemized deduction for workplace expenses for W-2 employees, and raised the standard deduction for everyone instead.

 

(Prior to that the answer was "sometimes, depending on the circumstances, and depending on where you lived. But now the deduction is eliminated for everyone.)

*Answers are correct to the best of my ability at the time of posting but do not constitute legal or tax advice.*
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