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How To Deduct Miscellaneous Employee Business Expenses

You may be able to deduct the following miscellaneous expenses, if they were incurred in the normal course of carrying out your responsibilities as an employee:

  • Business bad debt of an employee.
  • Business liability insurance premiums.
  • Damages paid to a former employer for breach of an employment contract.
  • Depreciation on a computer your employer requires you to use in your work.
  • Dues to a chamber of commerce if membership helps you do your job.
  • Dues to professional societies.
  • Job search expenses in your present occupation.
  • Laboratory breakage fees.
  • Legal fees related to your job.
  • Licenses and regulatory fees.
  • Malpractice insurance premiums.
  • Medical examinations required by an employer.
  • Occupational taxes.
  • Passport for a business trip.
  • Repayment of an income aid payment received under an employer's plan.
  • Research expenses of a college professor.
  • Rural mail carriers' vehicle expenses.
  • Subscriptions to professional journals and trade magazines related to your work.
  • Tools and supplies used in your work.
  • Union dues and expenses.
  • Work clothes and uniforms, if required, as long as they are not suitable for everyday use.

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Milton G Boothe

Milton G Boothe

Milton G Boothe an IRS Enrolled Agent, and a British certified Chartered Accountant with over twenty years of tax and financial accounting experience.

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