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mcz0804a
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Should I track unreimbursed work (W2) related expenses in 2020?

I recently was hired as a Law Enforcement Officer and foresee thousands of dollars in expenses for equipment, materials and services that are required to perform my job. I also would have thousands of miles on my personal vehicle (I don't get a police car to take home) for required training. These expenses would not be paid for or reimbursed by my employer. Am I understanding correctly that under the TCJA I am not eligible to deduct any of these expenses, and therefore I should not track receipts/mileage? Or should I still track them for use in determining AGI (I saw it suggested somewhere)? Or am I completely off base?

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Bsch4477
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Should I track unreimbursed work (W2) related expenses in 2020?

You are correct that those expenses are not deductible on your federal for an employee.However they might be deductible on your state return if you itemize. 

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Bsch4477
Level 15

Should I track unreimbursed work (W2) related expenses in 2020?

You are correct that those expenses are not deductible on your federal for an employee.However they might be deductible on your state return if you itemize. 

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mcz0804a
Returning Member

Should I track unreimbursed work (W2) related expenses in 2020?

Unfortunately, (well only in this case, fortunately in EVERY other way) I live in Texas. No tax returns.

BillM223
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Should I track unreimbursed work (W2) related expenses in 2020?

@mcz0804a And thank you for your service to the people of Texas...

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mcz0804a
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Should I track unreimbursed work (W2) related expenses in 2020?

@BillM223It's my privilege. Thank you for your support.

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