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geoffm3218
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My company refunds basic economy airfare on international flights I pay for an upgrade to Business can I claim the difference on my taxes

I use a cpap and for trips to Phillipines I upgrade to have access to power outlet.
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Opus 17
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My company refunds basic economy airfare on international flights I pay for an upgrade to Business can I claim the difference on my taxes

Yes. There is no requirement that you fly coach.  You can report your travel expenses in turbotax under work-related expenses.  There will be a question for non-taxable reimbursement.  Enter the amounts reimbursed by the company here.  The difference is what you can deduct as as additional deductible expense.  However, this is a miscellaneous itemized deduction subject to the 2% rule so your actual tax benefit will be reduced depending on your other tax facts.

*Answers are correct to the best of my ability at the time of posting but do not constitute legal or tax advice.*

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Opus 17
Level 15

My company refunds basic economy airfare on international flights I pay for an upgrade to Business can I claim the difference on my taxes

Yes. There is no requirement that you fly coach.  You can report your travel expenses in turbotax under work-related expenses.  There will be a question for non-taxable reimbursement.  Enter the amounts reimbursed by the company here.  The difference is what you can deduct as as additional deductible expense.  However, this is a miscellaneous itemized deduction subject to the 2% rule so your actual tax benefit will be reduced depending on your other tax facts.

*Answers are correct to the best of my ability at the time of posting but do not constitute legal or tax advice.*

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