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austincline
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I took a trip for a job interview, but did not get the job, can I deduct that trips expenses?

 
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I took a trip for a job interview, but did not get the job, can I deduct that trips expenses?

Yes, but you may not see a tax benefit for it.

Job search expenses are considered employee business expenses.

Employee business expense is a miscellaneous deduction which you can only deduct if you itemize your...

So, you may not gain a tax benefit for this deduction due to the above limitations.

 For example, if you itemize your deductions and your Adjusted Gross income is $50,000, 2% would equal $1,000.

You can only deduct the dollar amount that exceeds $1,000.

 When you enter it, TurboTax will give the maximum benefit, if any.

To enter your employee business expenses including job search in TurboTax Online:

  • Click My Account (Top right of your screen).

  • Select Tools.

  • In the pop up window, select Topic Search.

  • In the search bar, type in 2106

  • Highlight it and select GO, and follow the prompts

 

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Marketstar
Level 7

I took a trip for a job interview, but did not get the job, can I deduct that trips expenses?

Yes, but you may not see a tax benefit for it.

Job search expenses are considered employee business expenses.

Employee business expense is a miscellaneous deduction which you can only deduct if you itemize your...

So, you may not gain a tax benefit for this deduction due to the above limitations.

 For example, if you itemize your deductions and your Adjusted Gross income is $50,000, 2% would equal $1,000.

You can only deduct the dollar amount that exceeds $1,000.

 When you enter it, TurboTax will give the maximum benefit, if any.

To enter your employee business expenses including job search in TurboTax Online:

  • Click My Account (Top right of your screen).

  • Select Tools.

  • In the pop up window, select Topic Search.

  • In the search bar, type in 2106

  • Highlight it and select GO, and follow the prompts

 

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