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tomsch64
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Can my wife deduct rent paid and travel expenses at her 2nd job?

My wife started a new university teaching job in another state, where she gets a W2. Her main residence is still at our home where she also teaches privately and gives concerts receiving 1099s. So she has income in both states.

Can she deduct the rent she pays at her teaching job and should she enter that as unreimbursed employee expenses? Same for travel costs between both locations?

She definitely makes more at the W2 teaching job.

Thx

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jerry2000
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Can my wife deduct rent paid and travel expenses at her 2nd job?

The cost of commuting to and from her W-2 job is a personal commuting expense and it is not deductible. Living expenses are also not deductible.
tomsch64
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Can my wife deduct rent paid and travel expenses at her 2nd job?

Hi jerry2000, thanks for the answer, but I don't think I made myself clear. I'm asking about living expenses while at the other job location and the travel between job locations (from one state to another). She is 2 weeks at a time away at her teaching job, then she return for a weekend to her home state, gives a concert, and heads back. She is not just coming home, but in essence traveling to a 2nd job city/state that happens also to have her home in it. I believe she can deduct those travel expenses - just wasn't sure where to put them - linked to her 1099s or her W2.
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