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ned-san
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I live abroad and I'm self-employed. I fly in for a temp job and fly back when done. Can I deduct international travel as a business expense. I have US W-2 address.

I am a locum physician. I live abroad. I flew in for jobs lasting a total of approx 140 days into California in spurts of less than 2 weeks. I have to use my friend's US address for W-2, but I dont live there. I gave my residential address in my 2015 return as the foreign address where I live with my kids permanently (they are in school there since more than 2 years.) My travel for the jobs is expensive but necessary. Can the international travel expenses be deducted.
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ToddL
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I live abroad and I'm self-employed. I fly in for a temp job and fly back when done. Can I deduct international travel as a business expense. I have US W-2 address.

Yes, you can deduct ordinary and necessary business travel expenses on Schedule C, whether international or not. 

You will need to use the TurboTax Self-Employed version of the program in order to deduct self-employed business expenses.

Attached is a sample of the business expense interview screen.

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ToddL
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I live abroad and I'm self-employed. I fly in for a temp job and fly back when done. Can I deduct international travel as a business expense. I have US W-2 address.

Yes, you can deduct ordinary and necessary business travel expenses on Schedule C, whether international or not. 

You will need to use the TurboTax Self-Employed version of the program in order to deduct self-employed business expenses.

Attached is a sample of the business expense interview screen.

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