If you’re self-employed, you can deduct union dues as a business expense. However, most employees can no longer deduct union dues on their federal tax return in tax years 2018 through 2025 as a result of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) that Congress signed into law on December 22, 2017. The job-related expenses deduction is still available to people who work in one of these specific professions or situations:
- Armed Forces reservist
- Qualified performing artist
- Fee-basis state or local government official
- You're disabled and have impairment-related expenses
Additionally, job-related expenses may be deductible in your state. Enter your expenses and we’ll figure out if you can deduct them.