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myoung11y
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New job in SC but lasted only 6 months. Can I deduct expenses for this job?

 
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xmasbaby0
Level 15

New job in SC but lasted only 6 months. Can I deduct expenses for this job?

Only the amount of job-related expenses that are OVER 2% of your adjusted gross income get added to your list of itemized deductions, which still must exceed your standard deduction in order to make a difference on your return.  This is kind of a hard deduction to get.  If you need to enter these, go to Federal>Deductions and Credits>Employment Expenses>Job-Related Expenses.

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xmasbaby0
Level 15

New job in SC but lasted only 6 months. Can I deduct expenses for this job?

Was this a W-2 job?  Or were you self-employed or working as an independent contractor?
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myoung11y
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New job in SC but lasted only 6 months. Can I deduct expenses for this job?

This was a W-2 job
SweetieJean
Level 15

New job in SC but lasted only 6 months. Can I deduct expenses for this job?

What type of expenses?
myoung11y
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New job in SC but lasted only 6 months. Can I deduct expenses for this job?

room Rent, car rental, food
xmasbaby0
Level 15

New job in SC but lasted only 6 months. Can I deduct expenses for this job?

Food?  Nope.
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SweetieJean
Level 15

New job in SC but lasted only 6 months. Can I deduct expenses for this job?

Was the job supposed to last to last longer than 6 months? Were you laid off?
SweetieJean
Level 15

New job in SC but lasted only 6 months. Can I deduct expenses for this job?

It sounds like you took a new job, moved to SC, and then it didn't work out. That does not make those expenses deductible.
xmasbaby0
Level 15

New job in SC but lasted only 6 months. Can I deduct expenses for this job?

Guess we cannot take for granted that you know what kinds of job-related expenses are legit.
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SweetieJean
Level 15

New job in SC but lasted only 6 months. Can I deduct expenses for this job?

xmasbaby0
Level 15

New job in SC but lasted only 6 months. Can I deduct expenses for this job?

Only the amount of job-related expenses that are OVER 2% of your adjusted gross income get added to your list of itemized deductions, which still must exceed your standard deduction in order to make a difference on your return.  This is kind of a hard deduction to get.  If you need to enter these, go to Federal>Deductions and Credits>Employment Expenses>Job-Related Expenses.

**Disclaimer: Every effort has been made to offer the most correct information possible. The poster disclaims any legal responsibility for the accuracy of the information that is contained in this post.**
xmasbaby0
Level 15

New job in SC but lasted only 6 months. Can I deduct expenses for this job?

Just FYI, for next year and thereafter, the Job-Related Expenses deduction is gone.
**Disclaimer: Every effort has been made to offer the most correct information possible. The poster disclaims any legal responsibility for the accuracy of the information that is contained in this post.**
Hal_Al
Level 15

New job in SC but lasted only 6 months. Can I deduct expenses for this job?

Most likely, you can NOT deduct any of the expenses.  It depends on the circumstances of the job move. I agree with SweetieJean, It sounds like you took a new job, moved to SC, and then it didn't work out. That does not make those expenses deductible.

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