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Old 12-20-2014, 12:23 PM
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Non-reimbursed company expenses for travel

I'll need to travel for work 5 hours away M-F weekly until fall when we can move. Probably 8 months of weekly commute for new job. I'll be renting an apartment to save the hotel anguish during the week. These are all things the company is currently unable to reimburse
Can I deduct gas to and from home, apartment costs and food expenses that are unnecessarily being incurred until we can move?
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Old 12-21-2014, 12:38 AM
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I'll need to travel for work 5 hours away M-F weekly until fall when we can move. Probably 8 months of weekly commute for new job. I'll be renting an apartment to save the hotel anguish during the week. These are all things the company is currently unable to reimburse========>>>>>NO; as this is your "permanent" job location, then your travel is called commuting. No matter how much you spend on commuting, it isn't deductible YOU CAN NEVER DEDCUT FOR COMMUTING EPENSES; You cannot deduct commuting expense no matter how far your home is from your place of work. The time you spend driving back and forth between your home and your business is considered commuting. Even if you use your car for business purposes while you are commuting, you cannot deduct the car expenses for your business.however, Expenses for travel from your home and a temporary work site outside the metropolitan area where you live and normally work. The reasoning for this exception is that it is not reasonable for a business owner to move permanently to a work site for a job that is only temporary.also travel expenses between your home and temporary work locations (regardless of the distance) are deductible if you also have one or more regular work locations away from home. The exception is if the job was temporary, expected to last less than a year and actually does last less than a year.

Can I deduct gas to and from home, apartment costs and food expenses that are unnecessarily being incurred until we can move?=========>>>>>>>as mentioned above; If your position
is temporary, meaning it is reasonably expected to last less than a year and actually does last less then a year, you may be able to deduct not just the travel expenses but certain other living expenses as well.



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