Author Topic: Part time job travel expenses  (Read 500 times)

jedithunder

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Part time job travel expenses
« on: April 25, 2018, 06:27:37 AM »
I have a part time job where I travel once a month on the weekends to teach a First Aid type course.

My largest expense that the company does not reimburse me for is car rentals.

Am I able to take this as a deduction? and if so how much of it?

are there any other areas I might be able to deduct; gas for the rental , tolls when driving?

Some costs are totally reimbursed ,which I unterstand play no roll in my tax deduction.

jedithunder

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Re: Part time job travel expenses
« Reply #1 on: April 25, 2018, 01:10:00 PM »
Or if someone could point me toward an article which will clearly define what options are, I would deeply appreciate it.

ISawTheLight

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Re: Part time job travel expenses
« Reply #2 on: April 30, 2018, 09:45:28 AM »
Are you paid as an employee for this work?  If the compensation you receive shows up on a W-2, you will be unable to deduct any of the costs that are unreimbursed.  This is a change in the new tax law - they removed the ability to deduct unreimbursed business expenses.

If the income is reported on a 1099 (you're a contractor, not an employee), then you can deduct the out of pocket costs on your Schedule C each year.

jedithunder

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Re: Part time job travel expenses
« Reply #3 on: May 03, 2018, 11:23:17 AM »
Thank you