I have necessary expenses related to my work. Would theses be considered employee deductions?

Employee deductions include job-related expenses incurred by you that were not reimbursed by your employer. You can deduct your business-related necessary expenses if your expenses meet both of these requirements:

  • Ordinary expenses -- common and accepted in your trade or business
  • Necessary expenses -- helpful and appropriate for your business. An expense doesn't have to be required to be considered necessary.

Unreimbursed necessary expenses you can deduct include:

  • Mileage
  • Cost of uniform
  • Tools
  • Meals and entertainment
  • Lodging
  • Subscription to trade journals

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