, Answering FAQ'sTurboTax Employee
What is form 2106?
If you can itemize your deductions, and you have unreimbursed employee expenses for travel, meals, entertainment, transportation (including use of your own car), or any other work-related expenses, then you may need to submit Form 2106 with your tax return.
These deductions are considered miscellaneous expenses that are only deductible to the extent the total of all miscellaneous expenses exceed 2 percent of your adjusted gross income (AGI). If you can’t claim these expenses because of the AGI limitation, then Form 2106 isn’t necessary.
Whether you use Form 2106 or 2106-EZ depends on whether you received any reimbursements from your employer for the expenses you’re claiming, and whether you are claiming actual expenses for the use of your car. You can use Form 2106-EZ if you did not receive any reimbursements from your employer, and if you are using the standard mileage rate for the use of your car.
Entering Form 2106 or 2106-EZ into TurboTax
Don't worry! When you use TurboTax to prepare your taxes, we’ll ask you questions about your business expenses and fill in all the right forms for you.
If you've already gone through the TurboTax interview and want to jump directly to the entry screen for this topic, follow these directions.
- Select Federal Taxes (Personal in the Home & Business edition).
In Online TurboTax, click the bars at the upper left corner to show Federal Taxes on the selection list; enlarge the screen if needed to show the left side selection list.
- Select Deductions & Credits, and in the next screen, click I'll choose what I work on.
- Scroll down the Deductions & Credits screen until you see the Employment Expenses group.
- Click on the Start/Update button next to the Job-Related Expenses category.
- Follow the prompts.
For more, information about deducting employee expenses, see Employee expenses I can deduct.
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