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Can I deduct my cell phone?

I use my cell phone daily to communicate with people for work.
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Can I deduct my cell phone?

It depends what the expenses were used for.

If you are required by your employer to have a cell phone and to use it for the convenience of your employer and your own - you may deduct the business use portion of the phone as job related expenses.  Otherwise, the expenses are considered personal and are not tax deductible. Job-related expenses are located in:

    Federal Taxes
    Deductions & Credits (you may have to select See all tax breaks)
    Employment Expenses
    Job-Expenses for W2 Income

If you are self-employed and use your cell phone for "your business", you can deduct them as your business expenses.

    Federal Taxes
    Wages and Income
    Self-Employment, Select Income and Expenses - follow the interview questions; you would report the income as if you own a business; and then your cell phone expenses. Note: you may be asked to upgrade to a higher version of TurboTax.

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