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lindy
02-12-2011, 08:34
Disclaimer: I am NOT a tax attorney but rather I'm a Guard guy who travels from MD to MS for drill. I personally deducted my airfare, hotel, and incidental expenses for 2010.

Purchased other items used ONLY for work? Deductible? :D

Armed Forces reservist (member of a reserve component). You are a member of a reserve component of the Armed Forces of the United States if you are in the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, or Coast Guard Reserve; the Army National Guard of the United States; the Air National Guard of the United States; or the Reserve Corps of the Public Health Service.
If you qualify, complete Form 2106-EZ (http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/f2106ez.pdf) and include the part of the line 6 amount attributable to the expenses for travel more than 100 miles away from home in connection with your performance of services as a member of the reserves on Form 1040, line 24, and attach Form 2106-EZ (http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/f2106ez.pdf) to your return. The amount of expenses you can deduct on Form 1040, line 24, is limited to the regular federal per diem rate (for lodging, meals, and incidental expenses) and the standard mileage rate (for car expenses), plus any parking fees, ferry fees, and tolls. These reserve-related travel expenses are deductible whether or not you itemize deductions. Enter the remaining expenses from line 6 on Schedule A
(Form 1040), line 21. See Pub. 463 for more information.

Masochist
02-12-2011, 09:59
Disclaimer: I am NOT a tax attorney but rather I'm a Guard guy who travels from MD to MS for drill. I personally deducted my airfare, hotel, and incidental expenses for 2010.

Purchased other items used ONLY for work? Deductible? :D

Armed Forces reservist (member of a reserve component). You are a member of a reserve component of the Armed Forces of the United States if you are in the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, or Coast Guard Reserve; the Army National Guard of the United States; the Air National Guard of the United States; or the Reserve Corps of the Public Health Service.
If you qualify, complete Form 2106-EZ (http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/f2106ez.pdf) and include the part of the line 6 amount attributable to the expenses for travel more than 100 miles away from home in connection with your performance of services as a member of the reserves on Form 1040, line 24, and attach Form 2106-EZ (http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/f2106ez.pdf) to your return. The amount of expenses you can deduct on Form 1040, line 24, is limited to the regular federal per diem rate (for lodging, meals, and incidental expenses) and the standard mileage rate (for car expenses), plus any parking fees, ferry fees, and tolls. These reserve-related travel expenses are deductible whether or not you itemize deductions. Enter the remaining expenses from line 6 on Schedule A
(Form 1040), line 21. See Pub. 463 for more information.

Good gouge. I've been using this for years (although I used to itemize everything), and it's helped soften the blow of living far away from the unit.

It used to be 50 miles to be eligible. Not that it matters for me, as I travel 8 hours one way for drill.

JJ_BPK
02-13-2011, 03:00
Not that it is directly applicable in 2011,, But we deducted travel, food, clothes, and laundry,, not only to drills & summer FTX, but also to continuing ed classes.. 40t'y yrs ago...

Be Safe.. :munchin