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My 17 year old son took a temporary construction job out of state. Can he deduct bus fare and room and board while there?

 
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My 17 year old son took a temporary construction job out of state. Can he deduct bus fare and room and board while there?

Possibly.  If he was NOT an employee and received a 1099, then yes, as long as he was not gone for more than a year his travel and room and board while there would be deductible.

If he was an employee, then no it is not deductible under the new tax laws.

https://www.irs.gov/instructions/i2106

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My 17 year old son took a temporary construction job out of state. Can he deduct bus fare and room and board while there?

Was it less than one year temporary job?

Does he get a w-2 or 1099 for the work he does?

My 17 year old son took a temporary construction job out of state. Can he deduct bus fare and room and board while there?

He got a 1099 misc

My 17 year old son took a temporary construction job out of state. Can he deduct bus fare and room and board while there?

He was there 3 months.

My 17 year old son took a temporary construction job out of state. Can he deduct bus fare and room and board while there?

Possibly.  If he was NOT an employee and received a 1099, then yes, as long as he was not gone for more than a year his travel and room and board while there would be deductible.

If he was an employee, then no it is not deductible under the new tax laws.

https://www.irs.gov/instructions/i2106

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