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Malachipt
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Working away from home/out of state write offs.

I live in Alaska and worked in Reno for six months as an electrician, not contracting, I collect a W-2.  It was temporary work, verifiable by a travel letter and end date.    During the time I lived in Reno, renting/sharing an apartment and flying back and forth, what expenses can be written off?  Rent, utilities, meals/per-diem, flight cost? 

Also purchased a vehicle while I was down there, not sure if any write offs counted towards that.

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PaulaM
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Working away from home/out of state write offs.

Unfortunately, you can no longer deduct employee business expenses. This deduction expired with the tax reform passed in December 2017.

 

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 made several significant changes to the individual income tax, including reforms to itemized deductions and the alternative minimum tax, an expanded standard deduction and child tax credit, and lower marginal tax rates across brackets.

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PaulaM
Employee Tax Expert

Working away from home/out of state write offs.

Unfortunately, you can no longer deduct employee business expenses. This deduction expired with the tax reform passed in December 2017.

 

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 made several significant changes to the individual income tax, including reforms to itemized deductions and the alternative minimum tax, an expanded standard deduction and child tax credit, and lower marginal tax rates across brackets.

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