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Old 09-15-2014, 03:17 PM
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Deductibiliy of Work Travel Expenses

Question regarding the deductibility of airfare I incur while traveling for work. My job is one month on, one month off, and is a three hour flight from where I reside when I am not working. I am responsible for my airfare payments to and from the job site each month.

Are these deductible as a business expense? Or would they be considered part of my "commute," and as a result, be non-deductible?



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Old 09-30-2014, 04:13 AM
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Are these deductible as a business expense? Or would they be considered part of my "commute," and as a result, be non-deductible?
I think so. as you know, personal commuting costs are not tax deductible .normal commuting costs you incur traveling from your home to a workplace and back, such as the cost of gasoline, buses, trains or other forms of public transportation, are not tax deductible. it does not matter how far you are from a workplace or if you work during the commute, such as on a train or bus; according to the IRS, transportation costs associated with traveling from one workplace to another while you are away from home are tax deductible. For instance, if you take a flight from one job to a different job on the other side of town, the cost would be deductible. The IRS also states that if you have a home office that is your primary workplace, the cost of traveling to other locations associated with your employment is tax deductible. In addition, the cost of commuting to a temporary workplace that is outside the metro area where you live and work is tax deductible.



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