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Old 02-20-2015, 11:57 AM
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Working out of state (away from home)

An individual worked out of state for a period of 4 months in 2014, returning home on the weekend. I believe lodging is deductible, but what about travel to and fro? (Travel was by car, mileage records and gas receipts were kept.)



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Old 02-20-2015, 04:03 PM
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An individual worked out of state for a period of 4 months in 2014, returning home on the weekend. I believe lodging is deductible, but what about travel to and fro? (Travel was by car, mileage records and gas receipts were kept.)
Sorry I do not think so. Generally, your tax home is the entire city or general area where your main place of business or work is located, regardless of where you maintain your family home. For example, you live with your family in NYC but work in Miami where you stay in a hotel and eat in restaurants. You return to NYC every weekend. You may not deduct any of your travel, meals or lodging in Miami because that is your tax home. Your travel on weekends to your family home in NYC is not for your work, so these expenses are also not deductible.



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Old 02-20-2015, 06:31 PM
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Working out of state (away from home)

According to the IRS, you are traveling away from home if your duties require you to be away from the general area of your tax home for a period substantially longer than an ordinary day's work, and you need to get sleep to meet the demands of work while away. Since this was a temporary work assignment, I thought lodging would be deductible (using the per diem rate) but not the travel back and forth.
I've spoken with some union workers who swear that everything is a deduction, not that I trust their tax knowledge!
Thanks for the comment...



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Old 02-20-2015, 09:06 PM
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[quote=AlDo;19876]According to the IRS, you are traveling away from home if your duties require you to be away from the general area of your tax home for a period substantially longer than an ordinary day's work, and you need to get sleep to meet the demands of work while away. Since this was a temporary work assignment, I thought lodging would be deductible (using the per diem rate) but not the travel back and forth.
I've spoken with some union workers who swear that everything is a deduction, not that I trust their tax knowledge!
Thanks for the comment...[/QUote) agreed



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