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fred huff
Returning Member

Deductions for overseas contractors

I work as a contractor supporting the US Embassy in Kabul.

 

Can I deduct the cost of airline tickets on my taxes? My company provides a travel stipend and it is taxed.

Can I deduct the cost of meals? My company provides per diem and it is also taxed.

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DoninGA
Level 15

Deductions for overseas contractors

What is your employment status?  Are you an independent contractor reporting your income and expenses on a Schedule C of your tax return?  Or are you an employee of a US firm receiving a W-2?

fred huff
Returning Member

Deductions for overseas contractors

employee of us firm with w-2.

 

DoninGA
Level 15

Deductions for overseas contractors


@fred huff wrote:

employee of us firm with w-2.

 


Employee business expenses are not deductible on a federal tax return due to the tax code changes for tax years 2018 thru 2025.

fred huff
Returning Member

Deductions for overseas contractors

Thanks. 

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