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mbr925
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I was in jail on work release at my regular job for two months(not in prison or half way house as question asks) should I still need to report that income?

 
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CarolynM
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I was in jail on work release at my regular job for two months(not in prison or half way house as question asks) should I still need to report that income?

Yes, income earned on work release is the same as income earned while not in jail.

Unlike income earned in prison, these wages qualify for the Earned Income Tax Credit.

For more information, follow this link: Earned Income

cfgf2
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I was in jail on work release at my regular job for two months(not in prison or half way house as question asks) should I still need to report that income?

So are any of the costs (i.e. all the fees taken by the work release program) deductible as costs related to work?

JamesG1
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I was in jail on work release at my regular job for two months(not in prison or half way house as question asks) should I still need to report that income?

Income received is taxable income.  See here.

 

However, pay received for work while an inmate in a penal institution will not count as earned income towards the Earned Income Tax Credit.

 

Unreimbursed employee expenses are no longer deductible under current Federal tax law.

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Mcurrera
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I was in jail on work release at my regular job for two months(not in prison or half way house as question asks) should I still need to report that income?

I already filed. I don't think it makes much difference but I was in work release. I did not click on that option. Will this affect my return. I can't see how I was paying my way and paying taxes just like anyone on the.street.

 

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