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Old 03-16-2013, 07:32 PM
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I live in one city of Florida; and my job takes me to another city 200 miles away. I have rented an apartment that I stay at for the week and then return home on the weekends. This job is for one year. may i deduct the driving expenses everyweekend and the cost of the apartment?



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Old 03-17-2013, 06:17 PM
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“This job is for one year. may i deduct the driving expenses everyweekend and the cost of the apartment?:=====As you receive a temporary job assignment away from your home NOT for more than one year, you may be able to claim a tax deduction for your expenses. The deduction applies to both independent contractors and EEs. To qualify, you must have duplicate living expenses, meaning you must continue to keep a residence in your home city. To be able to deduct your rent, you must reasonably expect the temporary assignment to last no longer than 12 months. If you expect to work at the location for more than a year, you cannot deduct your rent, even if you return home sooner. If you expect the assignment to last no more than a year and you later find you will be working there for a longer time, the rent paid prior to learning of the extension is eligible, but the rent paid after you learn of the extension is not. The IRS defines your tax home as the city or area in which you normally conduct business. If you take your spouse, dependent or another person with you, you must prorate your rent unless the other individual has a legitimate business reason for accompanying you. If your ERor your client reimbursed you in full, you cannot deduct your rent. If you received partial reimbursement, you may deduct only the portion for which you did not receive reimbursement. If you received a per diem or other allowance, you may deduct your rent only if your employer included the allowance with your taxable income. The cost of commuting for a job may be tax deductible in special circumstances. According to the IRS, transportation costs associated with traveling from one workplace to another in the city while you are away from home are tax deductible. Business travel expenses are costs related to travel that is required by your job and are tax deductible. For instance, if you have to drive or fly to a different city and stay overnight because of your job, the costs of are tax deductible. The IRS also states, "if you use your car in your job or business and you use it only for that purpose, you may deduct its entire cost of operation."However, I guess you may not deduct the driving expenses everyweek end to come back home ast is NOT biz/job related exp.



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