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cheesecakes2012
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Working on Indian Reservation with "Forced Housing" for the convenience of the employer. Where can this be entered (neg)/minus amount on Turbo Tax?

 
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LeonardS
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Working on Indian Reservation with "Forced Housing" for the convenience of the employer. Where can this be entered (neg)/minus amount on Turbo Tax?

You will not report this on your tax return. 

As a general rule, the IRS considers employer-provided housing to be a fringe benefit, and fringe benefits count as taxable income for an employee. An exception is granted if the lodging is for the convenience of the employer, is on the business's premises, and is provided as a condition of employment.

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aquist
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Working on Indian Reservation with "Forced Housing" for the convenience of the employer. Where can this be entered (neg)/minus amount on Turbo Tax?

How do I use the forced housing on a reservation as it is for the convenience of the employer, is on the business's premises, and is provided as a condition of employment? @LeonardS 

RobertG
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Working on Indian Reservation with "Forced Housing" for the convenience of the employer. Where can this be entered (neg)/minus amount on Turbo Tax?

You can enter them as job related expenses.

 

Unfortunately, starting in 2018 job related expenses are no longer deductible on the federal return.

 

It may be deductible on your state return, depending on the state.

 

Here's how to enter your job-related expenses in TurboTax.

  1. Open (continue) your return in TurboTax if it's not already open.
  2. In TurboTax, search for 2106 and then select the Jump to link in the search results.
  3. At the Tell us about the occupation you have expenses for screen, enter your occupation, then select Continue.
    • If you land on the Job-Related Expenses Summary screen, you can select Add Another Occupation (to add another 2106), Edit (for an existing 2106), or Delete.
  4. Follow the onscreen instructions to enter your employee expenses.

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